Ubuntu Linux is the most simple to use Operating System available today. Most of problems for Ubuntu first-time users come from their bad habits that come from usage of only one operating system ever.
As a matter of fact, novice computer users are found to master computer skills faster using Ubuntu Linux than any other Operating System. If you don't believe it imagine how intuitive is pressing "Start" button if you want to turn off computer?
Once you find yourself master the basic usage of the Ubuntu system (that should not take more than a day or two) you will notice that you can do your work much faster and more comfortably than before. Then you will realize that there is even far more that you are able to do with your system. You can comfortably work with the predefined default settings, or you can configure your computer to fit your requirements in a level possible never before.
If you are still undecided, you should know that you can run Ubuntu operating system straight from CD (no need for installation). Since current release you can even install and uninstall Ubuntu as a normal program in your Microsoft Windows, without the need of creating partitions, removing Windows, etc.
Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
Ive been using variations of linux for about 2 years now. I started with a dual boot: Windows Vista and Ubuntu. Eventually I moved to a full ubuntu machine, running vista in a virtual machine for the few programs I needed for my university curriculum. Once i caught the linux bug and wanted to delve deeper into the world i tried many other distributions, currently my favorite is Arch Linux. However Ubuntu is still my distro of choice for my laptop simply because of the compatibility with the (sometimes more fickle) laptop hardware I also often have other (non linux) users frequenting my apartment who use the laptop.
Christopher Hampton, Student
I have a MacBook and an Ubuntu box and I use both about the same. I am proud to say that I have gotten completely away from Windows and when I have to use Windows somewhere, I can't help but notice everything that Ubuntu has that Windows doesn't. A lot of the things you won't notice until you get used to Ubuntu, and then going back to Windows seems so unproductive. One of these things is the package manager. I get so used to just finding and installing packages with hardly any trouble, and then when it comes time to installing Windows applications, even the easy installs seem difficult. I love using the terminal, even if at first it seems kind of scary. I get so used to typing "sudo apt-get install vlc" for example and waiting a few minutes, and having VLC happily installed and configured for me. For those people somewhat afraid to leave behind windows because they have a few applications that need windows, I would like to suggest VirtualBox. It seamlessly lets you run both Windows and Ubuntu together, on the same screen. I can be playing minesweeper in one window and burning something with K3B in another. Keep in mind, though, that most games will not work if they need a video card. Most other applications run at near native speed, though.
Amir A, Student / Father
I installed Ubuntu because Open Source software is more powerful, secure, and interesting. Now instead of having trouble running 8 programs at once on windows with 2 GB of RAM i run more than that on 4 desktops covering a cube. I love how easy it is to find and download new software right through the menu and my son 2 year old son loves the games I've found on here for him.
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