You can use Ubuntu Linux for both home and commercial use completely free of charge.
But there is even more to freedom than not paying for your software. Ubuntu Linux comes with complete source code. If you are unfamiliar with advanced computing, you should think of source code as a recipe.
Most probably right now you are using operating system that gives you no access to its source code. You have no way of knowing how exactly your system works, actually no one except producer knows how and what exactly your system does.
Open access to source code gives you possibility to know exactly how your software works, it gives you also possibility to modify any part of the system. Even if you are not a programmer, you should know that there are many of them that would improve your operating system for no additional cost if they only had that option - Open Source makes it possible. This is the main reason for such rapid development of Ubuntu Linux system and it's increasing popularity.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Jake Fulton, Student
My father first mentioned Ubuntu to me, being a computer guy. The idea seemed pretty cool at first. The more I learned about it the more I wanted it. So eventually we got around to installing both Windows and Ubuntu on my laptop. I use them equally or perhaps Ubuntu more. The more I continue to learn about it the more I love it!
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 switched to Ubuntu Linux about one year ago now. Since this moment, I never enjoyed computing that much. Working with a stable, virus-free system is very, very relaxing. If you like playing a bit with you computer, you'll discover that Ubuntu, and all other Linux distributions, are so powerful you won't believe it :). The download button is up there.
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