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drunkwindy
July 6th, 2008, 12:31 PM
I have found "UBUNTU" on the face of a book, I think it should have some interesting meaning for it, is there anybody know?

lisati
July 6th, 2008, 12:32 PM
There's a video clip that comes with Ubuntu which has Nelson Mandela talking about what it means.... have a look in your home folder for a folder "Examples".

Canis familiaris
July 6th, 2008, 12:33 PM
Ubuntu originally means humanity
Look here (http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=define:Ubuntu&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8)

sayakb
July 6th, 2008, 12:38 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Linux

diablo75
July 6th, 2008, 01:26 PM
This is also a very good link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(philosophy)

petdog
July 6th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Guys now hold on, ubuntu is an African word, if i remember from my days at school 2 years ago, its Zulu, abantu means people!! Ubuntu is unity, bringing people together! :D

Sorry i can be of no more use!
I might be very very wrong, ask the shuttleworth foundation.
This is a whiteman talking ZULU i could always have messed it up!

Steveway
July 6th, 2008, 01:42 PM
AFAIK Ubuntu means: "I am what I am because of what we all are." and another rough translation is "Humanity to others."

ibutho
July 6th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Guys now hold on, ubuntu is an African word, if i remember from my days at school 2 years ago, its Zulu, abantu means people!! Ubuntu is unity, bringing people together! :D

Sorry i can be of no more use!
I might be very very wrong, ask the shuttleworth foundation.
This is a whiteman talking ZULU i could always have messed it up!

Several languages use the word "Ubuntu" to mean "humanity" or "generosity to others". I know for sure that in Zulu and Ndebele they use "ubuntu" whilst other bantu languages have variations on "Ubuntu", but the meaning is more or less the same.