Linux is in a constant state of development and improvement by professional and semi-professional developers who donate their time and skills to the various projects. In addition, the majority of the system and available applications are Open source, so if you wish and you had the ability, you could add any feature you needed. Linux also has the ability to expand the life of many systems as it’s reduced overhead and need for system resources means that it will run great on older machines.
As hard as it is to accept, you can easily get support when you do run into difficulties. In addition to the plethora of online forums, both independent and those provided by the distro supplier, there are also more and more 3rd party service providers that offer service contracts for Linux systems. Good to have in a corporate/business environment. There is also support offered by more and more traditional Technology names such as Dell, IBM, Novell, Sun and others. And finally, for support a little closer to home, most major cities have Linux User Groups that can and do offer help and advice. Help and Support IS available and does not usually mean spending hours on hold to speak to someone in a call center on the other side of the planet.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Martin Rosberg, Enterpreneur
I started trying Linux about 1.5 years ago, after a couple of tests with different distributions I downloaded a Feisty live CD and tried it on my laptop. With no programing experience at all it was not so easy to adapt, but I managed to make it work perfectly on my computer and after 6 months of dual booting I found out that I was just booting on Ubuntu.
Since then I changed computers twice, and I only installed Ubuntu on them.
Moin' Victor, University Student and up-and-coming programmer.
Well, I first caught a glimpse of ubuntu on-line while it was still at it starting stages but never thought much of it until I saw its login screen on one computer at he university computer room that had Intrepid Ibex installed on it.I instantly fell in love with the whole appearance and guess what,I realized that I hadn't seen the last of it when I logged in to be greeted with a simple gnome desktop effects 'fused' with compiz.you might call it love at first sight,I don't mind that,one thing I know is that this one last for ever.I love Ubuntu and everything about it.I had windows vista home premium as the not only as sole OS on my system but also as the best OS I had ever run,Thanks to ubuntu,I'm now having a dual boot of it and ubuntu 8.10 plus my passion for windows is rapidly fading away.The closest and the dearest can bear witness,I rarely switch to windows except to confirm that its system files are still upbeat.Ubuntu,and Im sure all Linux based OS provide a nice environment for programming.I wish everyone would realize the beauty in openSource OS.With freedom come elegance.Linux for human beings.Big ups to Linus Torvald
Kasper J, Student
I've been using Ubuntu Linux for a year now. Ubuntu is not only software, it's a way of life. The community, open-source, sharing and giving, open-minded, those are only a few words to describe it.
Ubuntu: Humanity towards each others.
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