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My OS Is Open Source - An Ubuntu and Linux Quiz
by Staff
Are you sick of ads comparing Macs and Windows-based personal computers? Do you try to convince friends and family that there are other choices out there? Are you an open-source evangelist? Take our quiz and find out how much you know about Linux and Ubuntu!

Who spearheaded the project to create the Ubuntu operating system?

  • Steve Wozniak
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Mark Shuttleworth

What type of computer sparked Linus Torvalds' interest in computers when he was a kid?

  • Apple II
  • Commodore Vic-20
  • TI 99/4A

Which operating system did Torvalds learn about in college that inspired him to make his own?

  • DOS
  • AmigaOS
  • Unix

What operating system did Torvalds set out to improve before he decided to build Linux?

  • Unix
  • MINIX
  • Xenix

What is the GPL?

  • GNU Public License
  • Genera Project Limit
  • Global Processing List

What does open source mean?

  • Open-source software is free, meaning you can't charge anything for it.
  • Open-source software is platform agnostic, meaning it can run on any operating system.
  • Open-source software has freely available source code and allows for derived works.

What do we call the combination of the Linux kernel with the system and application programs that make up an entire operating system?

  • versions
  • distributions
  • builds

When did Ubuntu launch?

  • 1991
  • 1999
  • 2004

How frequently does Ubuntu update?

  • monthly
  • every six months
  • annually

Which Linux distribution was the basis for Ubuntu?

  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • CentOS

Which company finances Ubuntu?

  • Red Hat
  • Canonical Ltd
  • Palm

Which of the following is not true of Ubuntu?

  • You can load Ubuntu from a USB thumb drive or a CD.
  • You can retain your regular operating system and run Ubuntu at the same time.
  • You can run Ubuntu through your Web browser as an online operating system.

Which of the three below is an Ubuntu derivative?

  • Edubuntu
  • Crubuntu
  • Qwikbuntu

Ubuntu releases have alliterative animal codenames. Which one was the codename for Ubuntu 8.10?

  • Intrepid Ibex
  • Imperative Inchworm
  • Ignoble Iguana

Where is the word Ubuntu from?

  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Uganda

If Ubuntu is free, how does Canonical Ltd. make money?

  • Only the first year of use is free. After that you must pay to keep Ubuntu.
  • The company exists purely on private investment and venture capital.
  • The company provides professional support to Ubuntu users.

What is the name of the suite of productivity software preinstalled on Ubuntu?

  • OfficeFree
  • LibreOffice
  • OfficeMaximal

What is the name for the desktop interface software in Ubuntu?

  • DWARF
  • Antelope
  • Unity

According to Web Technology Surveys, what percentage of Web servers were running Ubuntu as of February 2011?

  • 4 percent
  • 15 percent
  • 35 percent

What is the Ubuntu Foundation?

  • a charity organization
  • a fund designed to support Ubuntu
  • there is no such foundation