Most of websites that you are visiting while browsing Internet are hosted on Linux and other Unix family systems. The main reason for that is its stability. Now, you can experience that stability on your desktop computer by downloading and installing Ubuntu Linux.
If you are tired of frequent hangs and crashes of your current operating system you should definitely try out Ubuntu.
Its open architecture guarantees that it is almost 100% bug free, and even if some bugs occur, they are being fixed in a matter of hours.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Shay Thompson, Student
Linux (and Ubuntu in particular) is great because:
From the highest level of changing wallpapers to the lowest level of modifying the very kernel, everything in Linux is open to my hand. While I rarely take advantage of the low level stuff, it excites me that there's a whole world ready for me to explore. There's still unconquered territory.
I have been using Linux for four years, and yet it took me a short afternoon to learn how to use its desktop. Mind you, this was back when it was still a pain.
I have taught my mother Ubuntu on my laptop to access her e-Mail in a pair of sentences. I taught my non-tech neighbour how to configure and work Ubuntu on a more fine-grained level in an afternoon (covering basic topics like package management). I helped a fellow Computer Science student migrate to Ubuntu Linux entirely in about a week of answering questions - excited, open, wide eyed questions that had the same eager interest that I had when I first booted up my Linux LiveCD.
Linux can be used by all sorts of people. Don't give a second glance to people who say Linux is "too hard" for the "common user" (a strawman if I ever saw one, by the way). Anyone can learn to use Ubuntu, on the surface or deep within - whatever suits them, once their mind is open.
-It works now.
I first used Ubuntu at release 7.04. It was fun to play with. However, Wi-fi didn't work. My graphics card didn't work. One of my monitors was never detected properly. So I spent my time exploring, but never seriously considering my migration.
And then, over the years, something happened.
Linux started working.
Ubuntu 8.04 brought graphics card drivers that worked. 8.10 brought Wi-Fi for nearly every one of my computers and cards. 9.04 brought a monitor detection that worked out of the box.
The evolution was astounding, and at times I can barely believe the amazing distance Linux has crossed in such a short time. Three years. A step that has brought a change in the way the tech industry works, inventing a new category of computers (the netbook and nettop) and creating competition so fierce that even Apple has been forced to copy ideas from desktop Linux.
I've heard so many fanboys from every world of the computer lands tell me that my desktop of choice, Gnome, is not a good one, or that Linux is not ready for the desktop.
The Windows and Apple fanboys rant about how it's simply not there yet. The Apple fanboys in particular are quite vocal about how ugly it looks, and how "difficult" it is to use.
But none of that matters when I turn on my laptop and my Ubuntu desktop, with Gnome, greets me at the door.
None of that matters when Ubuntu boots in five seconds to show me Firefox's latest updates in Google Reader, or play some music in Rhythmbox with such ease that I cannot believe that anything is easier.
The greatest complement for a desktop is to call it an enabler. To enable me to experience my content, websites and create new words and code is simply enough. The mere fact that Gnome is able to look great doing it, well, that's just a perk.
You say Linux isn't here yet? That's like calling my house a dump. You can stomp your feet and complain about it all you want.
It's still my home. No stomping will ever change that!
Wong Kean Wah, Student
I have been on Ubuntu Linux for about 1 year now, and I have to say I love it! To hell with what you hear about the complexity of using the command line, etc. I found it easy to use, and in fact, I fire up the terminal almost everyday! Ubuntu is quick, fast, smooth, flexible and very customizable! I love the community over at the Ubuntu Forums. Ubuntu has offered me more than Windows have, so to hell with Windows. Ubuntu, rock on!
Ahmed AlQotb, TV Presenter and Writer
Ubuntu is ideal for my works, the Arabic support is unlimited, and all needed tools are available, no need to install drivers, no need to install any additional software to start working..
Many references and materials can be available through free open source programs like bibletime, Zekr... etc. I have been using Ubuntu for more than 4 months, I never needed to go back to Windows, and now, I can't even try to do, while loosing all these advantages, ultimate simplicity and elegance.
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