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.
Venkatesan Padmanabhan, Student
I started using Ubuntu a year back and I love it the most.And especially with Hardy I haven't logged into Windows since its release.You get to do real programming here.No words to describe, It's simply great.If you are in PSG Tech/Coimbatore.Join our GLUG here http://glug-psg.co.cc
John Alatalo, Sweden., Work as a car/truck mechanic
I bought a new Dell PC with Windows Vista pre-installed. Was very dissapointed when I could not use my printer with it. Vista blocking it for some reason even with Vista drivers installed from the manufactor and I never get it fixed. Other program works bad and slow to. The printer worked fine with XP. So I get tired of Vista at the end and replaced to XP. Installed Ubuntu to so I got dualboot. I never will use Vista again.
My first experience on Linux was "command line driven OS" black screen and yellow text. Until one day I try to google linux without knowing that there are a lot of distributions. My first page was Ubuntu on ubuntu.com. The screenshot look nice with clean desktop and 2 panel. Then on shipit page, I order 1 cd of feisty fawn. Installing ubuntu so easy. Now I'm using Intrepid version. I choose ubuntu because it is easy to use and the friendly ubuntu community. By the way, I now can surf the internet without using any antivirus, no more loosing my doc coz of windows crash, no more slow & slugish performance on my 1gb RAM. Ubuntu is perfect for me.
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