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UK-based Canonical will introduce all-new versions of its popular Debian-based Linuxes—Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu—along with its first enterprise server edition on June 1, a company spokesperson told

The full release of Ubuntu 6.06—code-named Dapper Drake and featuring the latest GNOME desktop—includes both installable live desktop CDs and text-mode install CDs for three architectures. Canonical will mail free CDs upon request beginning June 1, the spokesperson said.

Kubuntu is based on the same Debian-powered core as Ubuntu, but utilizes the KDE desktop environment and application packages instead of GNOME. Edubuntu, meanwhile, has a customized interface and applications for the educational sector.

Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu features a fast and painless install, regular (semi-annual) new releases, a tight selection of application and utility packages installed by default, and many other packages available from the network, the team said.

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