The project was founded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth via his company, Canonical Ltd. According to Wikipedia, the name "Ubuntu" comes from the South African concept of Ubuntu — roughly, "humanity towards others".
- The official method of upgrading from 6.06 to 6.10 is:
gksu "update-manager -c"
- ...however, many people are reportedly having problems with this.
When running the LiveCD, the user is apparently "ubuntu" with an empty password (this works for logging in). Unfortunately, this doesn't work for unlocking a locked session. Lesson: Make sure to give yourself a password before locking an Ubuntu LiveCD session (or before doing any substantial setup work that makes you want to avoid having to reboot).