What is Ubuntu linux?
Ubuntu Linux is an operating system, like Microsoft Windows or Mac OSX, but with the huge difference of being totally free and Open Source. It can be installed on basically any PC, Mac, or notebook. It is owned by no company, as it is being developed by community of people all around the world.
Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.
Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.
The latest Ubuntu release brings the best of open source together on a platform that is here to stay with 3 years of free updates. With hundreds of improvements and the addition of the latest version of Firefox amongst other outstanding applications, more and more users are assessing why Ubuntu wins more and more converts with every release.
Productivity tools: Ubuntu supports all of your favourite web-based mail programs like Yahoo(TM) or Gmail (TM). But for the office, Evolution provides all the calendering, contacts and full function office email you need. Pidgin IM also puts you in instant touch with colleagues and integrates with your personal IM services simply and easily.
Browsing: Including Mozilla Firefox (Beta 5) - tested and stabilised for a platform. Faster, safer and themed for Ubuntu.
Photos: Upload from your camera or phone to F-Spot and manage, tag, share and sort your photos and upload easily to you favourite social networking sites.
Music and video: Plug in your PSP, iPod, MP3 player; share playlists with your friends; buy in the creative commons online music stores, stream more live radio and plug in more devices with UPnP.
Office applications: Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations can all be delivered through Open Office. And, they completely integrate with the proprietary office applications out there. The big difference is that they are free.
Accessibility: At the core of the Ubuntu philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone and access should be free and complete whatever your economic or physical circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible desktop operating systems around.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Daniel Alberson, Student
My first experience with Linux was installing it on my xbox, so that I could bypass my dads proxy. I used it and it was great for my xbox. About 6 months later I bought my self a new PC with Windows Xp, after some usage it was full of virii and was just plain unusable. I remembered how i liked my experience with Linux. So i decided to give Ubuntu a shot as my operating system. 2 Years later i haven't looked back once : )
Bhupendra Bhatt, Retired university lecturer/ currently Royal Mail Employee
I got fed up with Microsoft with all it's problems. To top it all Microsoft kept telling me that my perfectly legal XP and later with a new computer, my vista (both had come pre-installed with PCs when I bought the PCs) are not legal. So I dumped Microsoft, and tried all different flavors of Linux, finally settling on Ubuntu. My PC has Ubuntu 8.10 and my laptop has gOS a derivative of Ubuntu with Google gadgets pre-installed. I have even managed to install all the server software and networked the PC with the laptop. I also have virtual box installed.
I first heard of Linux in '95. A classmate of mine showed me Red Hat on his laptop. I got a copy of it and installed it on my computer. For me the most important things on my computer are the video, sound, and internet access. I don't remember which, but one of them didn't work right with Red Hat. So I took Red Hat off. For about twelve years I would try different versions of Red Hat and different Distro's. Each time the same story. One or two of those things wouldn't work, or wouldn't work right. I'd wipe my drive and put Windows back. In 2006 I came across Ubuntu. I installed it on my Acer Laptop and everything worked. A few months later in 2007, I had sold my laptop and I bought a 2nd hand 500 MHz P III with only 256 MB of ram. I cranked up Compiz and was blown away. My mouth was literally hanging open. I couldn't believe the performance. It was like a brand new Dual Core system. I've been an Ubuntu addict ever since.
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