What is Ubuntu linux?
Ubuntu Linux is an operating system, like Microsoft Windows or Mac OSX, but with the huge difference of being totally free and Open Source. It can be installed on basically any PC, Mac, or notebook. It is owned by no company, as it is being developed by community of people all around the world.
Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.
Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.
The latest Ubuntu release brings the best of open source together on a platform that is here to stay with 3 years of free updates. With hundreds of improvements and the addition of the latest version of Firefox amongst other outstanding applications, more and more users are assessing why Ubuntu wins more and more converts with every release.
Productivity tools: Ubuntu supports all of your favourite web-based mail programs like Yahoo(TM) or Gmail (TM). But for the office, Evolution provides all the calendering, contacts and full function office email you need. Pidgin IM also puts you in instant touch with colleagues and integrates with your personal IM services simply and easily.
Browsing: Including Mozilla Firefox (Beta 5) - tested and stabilised for a platform. Faster, safer and themed for Ubuntu.
Photos: Upload from your camera or phone to F-Spot and manage, tag, share and sort your photos and upload easily to you favourite social networking sites.
Music and video: Plug in your PSP, iPod, MP3 player; share playlists with your friends; buy in the creative commons online music stores, stream more live radio and plug in more devices with UPnP.
Office applications: Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations can all be delivered through Open Office. And, they completely integrate with the proprietary office applications out there. The big difference is that they are free.
Accessibility: At the core of the Ubuntu philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone and access should be free and complete whatever your economic or physical circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible desktop operating systems around.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Azmi Atassi, Student
Linux has engaged my life in a way that Windows and Mac could not, it is an excellent operating system that deserves the best of awards. Its user friendly interface, and its simple way of operation makes Ubuntu a star. I just recently downloaded 9.04 and I love it. I recommend it to anyone that loves real and true technology!
Nolan, Electronic`s Engineer
Just got fed up with how MS was taking money and putting out junk software so i swithed to Ubuntu and now my systems work better than ever. Thank You
Larry Weeks, I am a computer tech/support specialist
I have been using and fixing windows for over 20 years all to no avail -- it still crashes and locks up, I have been using Ubuntu linux for 2 years, and have taught it to myself to the point that I prefer it over anything else. It allows me to use multiple programs at the same time with little or no loss of speed, no crashes and no lockups. I have downloaded so many programs that I thought at first that I would have caused errors in the system, but nothing happened and my machine runs fast and true. I wouldn't change it if someone held a gun to my head, I get more done in way less time.
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