Chapter 1. Welcome to Ubuntu

Table of Contents

1.1. What is Ubuntu?
1.1.1. Sponsorship by Canonical
1.2. What is Debian?
1.2.1. Ubuntu and Debian
1.3. What is GNU/Linux?
1.4. Getting Ubuntu
1.5. Getting the Newest Version of This Document
1.6. Organization of This Document
1.7. Your Documentation Help is Welcome
1.8. About Copyrights and Software Licenses

This chapter provides an overview of the Ubuntu Project, and the Debian Project upon which it is based. If you already know about the Ubuntu Project's history and the Ubuntu distribution, feel free to skip to the next chapter.