Linux works on a large number of different kinds of devices. It can be found installed on desktop PCs, notebooks, mobile phones, routers, fridges, cars, planes, etc.
Linux gives you a level of flexibility that none other operating system will ever be able to offer. There are always millions of different solutions for the same tasks, and loads of free software for you to choose from. While other popular operating systems offers you only one graphical interface, in Linux you can choose between many fast and highly usable desktop environments, and yet customize each of them too.
With Linux, installation of software had never been easier. You will install 99% of all the software that you need from one system-integrated installer. Once you select from list specific software that you need it will download, install and set it up for you.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Jodan, CEO, Philosoft IT
I started using Ubuntu about two years ago, because one of my friends sugested it as a viable free alternative to Windows.
About a year ago I stoped using Ubuntu because some things on my laptop just didn't want to work, but that was 8.04 Ubuntu has made such a massive leap forward with 9.04 and 9.10 that I think I might never need to go back!!
Today my company runs a Ubuntu network server, and most(if not all) of our PCs and Laptops run Ubuntu or Ubuntu flavours(Mint,Xubuntu,Kubuntu,Edubuntu,Ultimate Edition etc...)!!
Kriss, dad, It - telesupport
My first encounter with linux was during my education. Basicly it was handing out Redhat 8 discs and pointing us to a website. Thats it.
It did however flip a switch in me though all i was taught was to set up some basic servers. All monkey see, monkey do.
Later I started messing around with a security distro. Batch scripting was fun!..
Only reason i kept using windows was cause i like gaming.
I first started using Ubuntu 9.10 KDE but decided I might as well go gnome since most people i knew who was using ubuntu was using this.
Ive really grown to love linux as a whole and ubuntu IS alot like windows where windows has its forces. It looks quite familiar for windows users. But I have no fear of viruses and such.
After setting up WoW running really well in my ubuntu I love it more for every day that goes.
I had to size down a few pictures for a resume and it was just so smooth and easy just typing gimp into my synaptics and letting it do all the work of downloading and installing it.
Its like having every program you could ever want at the tip of your finger. No messing around to find the right download site. Biggest problem is simply finding the name of the program you want.
Its at a point where I actually belive its easier to find help with just about any issue for linux than it would be finding help with a Windows issue.
Its free. Its alot more safe.
Often now when i support somthing in Windows I catch myself thinking that this task would be SO easy to do in linux..
Personally i belive that Just like adult movies made the VHS system popular despite it being far from the best format there was, Windows is like that. If general games would be as easy to run in Wine as they do in Windows, Linux would become ALOT more popular amongst the general population.
Noam, Israel, SQA and Support
Ubuntu has entered my life when 6.06 was released.
After trying it our as a live cd on a thinkpad x31 and it has been there ever since, currently installed with 8.10. at work i use ubuntu servers as file and Oracle database server, allowing me to have endless uptime of these system. recently i have taken a P-4 system with 1gb of memory and an readeon ATI card and connected it to my lcd tv, after installing Boxee on it, it has become our wonderful media center and torrent client.
Later my 7 year old daughter inherited the X31, since i got a new dell from work, and she loves it, easy to use, easy to configure and much more.
My 3 year old son is using ubuntu as well on a P-3 system with 384MB ram, playing games such as supertux and gcompris.
all in all ubuntu has influenced my life at work and at home.
Thank you Ubuntu
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