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  1. ubuntu(Noun)

    A South African ideology focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other

  2. Origin: Loanword from Zulu and Xhosa languages.


  1. Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is a Linux operating system based on Debian and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment. It is named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu, which can be translated as "humanity towards others" or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". As of 2012, according to online surveys, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers, and most Ubuntu coverage focuses on its use in that market. However, it is also popular on servers and for cloud computing. Development of Ubuntu is led by Canonical Ltd., a UK-based company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical generates revenue through the sale of technical support and services related to Ubuntu. According to Canonical, the Ubuntu project is committed to the principles of open source development; people are encouraged to use free software, improve it, and distribute it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ubuntu in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ubuntu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Motsepe Foundation:

    It has always been part of our culture and tradition to assist and care for less fortunate and marginalized members of our communities. This culture is also embodied in the spirit and tradition of Ubuntu.

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