Ubuntu: Humanity for Others

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need – a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

What applications?

  • OpenOffice (word processor -compatible with Word-, spreadsheets and presentation-ware);
  • Integrated e-mail & calendaring;
  • Note-taking;
  • Firefox web browser;
  • Photo editing & management;
  • Music & video management;
  • Plus, all that is available (for free) for Linux.

Ubuntu is available for *all* architectures, including PC, Mac and Sun. And it is free, of licenses and of cost. Download Ubuntu!

Here is the Ubuntu promise:

  • Ubuntu will always be free of charge, including enterprise releases and security updates.
  • Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies around the world.
  • Ubuntu includes the very best translations and accessibility infrastructure that the free software community has to offer.
  • Ubuntu CDs contain only free software applications; we encourage
    you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

Ubuntu is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others”.

There is a nice article: Ubuntu Linux vs. Windows Vista: The Battle for Your Desktop, from Information Week, which is a little improper, since Ubuntu & Linux are not really into shifting Windows from its leading desktop position. However, it gives detailed information on both systems, pro & cons.

About Antonio Vantaggiato

Professor, web2.0 enthusiast, and didactic chef.
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