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.
shrikant, Woking As A TeamLead On Vb project
I am professional working on windows platform since last 2 yrs but but at home i was using red hat linux or sometimes mandrake since when i got ubuntu i didnt switch to XP or Any other linux as i am getting all necessary things done by this.
Art Hedge, CTO
Better windows than Windows.
When doing my job I am decidedly hands-on, which means I fight computer problems daily. I'm saying this not to brag, but to explain why I liked Ubuntu: it works and whatever new application I explored had little problems if any at all.
Another likable aspect is that Ubuntu can be as easy to use as Windows XP, but people who like to challenge their skills can dive as deeply as they dare to do inside the OS.
Using some applications, Compiz, for example Ubuntu (or I should say X11?) can draw some breath taking windows, more appealing than what their capitalized namesake can do.
Strike four (but not last): installing a new version is a walk in the park compared to the Russian roulette of updating to a new MS OS. The reason for that is not because the Redmond developers are not good at their job, rather because of the initially poorly designed (and never corrected) Windows archtecture.
What are you waiting for? Try it, Ubuntu is free.
David Hilton-Bright, Teacher and Web Designer
After fitting a larger hard disk in my computer, I discovered that Windows would only allow two installs. After I fussed around getting a customer number from Microsoft, I installed Windows again and accepted the latest updates, which included some Microsoft malware called Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). It told me my legitimate copy of XP was now counterfeit!
To avoid the annoying messages, I began to use Linux and when I couldn't get my sound and printer to run after one Linux upgrade, I tried a free copy of Ubuntu 9.04 that came with a computer magazine DVD. To my amazement absolutely everything was configured perfectly. I have still got Windows XP but I only use it for Dreamweaver and testing sites I have designed. It's just not safe to go on the Internet in IE and Windows any more and Firefox in Ubuntu runs smoother anyway. They only write viruses for the most popular browsers - Windows Internet Explorer - how sad - never mind I have Firefox and Ubuntu!
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