Ubuntu

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on Linux. It is distributed as a free and open source platform which means that it is free to use. Ubuntu is designed primarily for personal computers, but a server edition does exist. It was released in 2004 with the hopes of giving users an easy to use Linux bases desktop.

Why Use Ubuntu?

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  • Its Free - It can be booted from a CD or downloaded from the website.
    • The CD offers users a chance to try it before they buy it. In some cases Ubuntu does not run as smoothly when booted off the CD however.
  • Security
    • Linux as and OS is more secure than Windows and gets less viruses.
    • It is less popular than Windows therefore is not targeted as heavily by hackers.
    • Has more protection featured built in, along with frequent upgrades of the software.
    • At the core of Ubuntu is Linux Kernel - which has stood the test of time for over 20 years
  • Faster than Windows 7 - You can do everything you do on a standard OS, but faster.
  • Compatible with all computer peripherals.
  • Give an old computer a second life. - A brand new faster more secure OS to run.

Ubuntu Flavors

  1. Ubuntu installs with the Gnome desktop. This is the first flavor and is the default.
  2. Kubuntu installs with the KDE desktop. - Plasma desktops
  3. Xubuntu installs with the Xfce desktop and is suitable for older computers because of Xfce’s low resource requirements.
  4. Edubuntu is targeted at schools. It includes applications and games appropriate for children.
  5. UbuntuStudio is for audio, video and graphics enthusiasts and professionals.

Ubuntu and You

Where Can You Get It

http://www.ubuntu.com/

What Does it look like?

  • Customizable and can be tweaked with its thousands of applications to look any way you want it to.
  • Come with tons of applications.

Sources

http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.wikipedia.org

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