Although Ubuntu is primarily a Debian distribution on the inside, Ubuntu's focus on internationalization and general usability, its regular release schedule, and its simplified installation process are what make it different from Debian.
South African businessman, Internet entrepreneur, and long-time Debian advocate, Mark Shuttleworth sponsors Ubuntu Linux through his organization Canonical Limited (www.canon-ical.com). Some of the best and brightest open source developers (many originally from the Debian project) are on Canonical's team for producing Ubuntu. The organization's commitment to free distribution and rapid development has attracted a large and active user and development community for Ubuntu.
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