Ubuntu: A free Linux based Operating System

Ever wished that you could get an OS for free? And the CD delivered to your doorstep? Yes, it is possible,and I am not kidding.

Many people around the world cannot afford to buy Microsoft Windows, or a good anti-virus product.
Not only people who cant afford softwares, even those that are concerned about security look for an alternate OS to MS Windows.

The answer is Linux, and the best Linux version is Ubuntu

Visit this link to get to their official site.

Why should I switch to Ubuntu ?

Advantages:

Open source, completely free and regularly updated
Firefox, Transmission Bittorrent client and other useful softwares come pre-installed.
Faster Boot up, faster browsing and download speed
Does not have a registry like MS Windows, no worries.
Many popular applications have Ubuntu compatible versions, you can enjoy them on Ubuntu now.
Netbook edition/Desktop edition and Server edition available

Disadvantages:

Windows users might find it difficult to use Ubuntu.
Installing new softwares is not easy, but good help is provided on their Forums, documentation.

System Requirements for Ubuntu:

Ubuntu is available for PC, 64-Bit PC and Intel-based Mac architectures. At least 256 MB of RAM is required to run the alternate install CD (384MB of RAM is required to use the live CD based installer). Install requires at least 4 GB of disk space.

Ok, how do i get Ubuntu?

There are two ways you can get Ubuntu.

1. If you have a fast internet connection, download the installer. A 700 mb file
Download Ubuntu

2.If you want a free Ubuntu cd delivered to your doorstep, you can order one.  Get a Ubuntu Free Cd

Note: Ubuntu is an African word meaning ‘Humanity to others’, or ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’.

Disclaimer: Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd.

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Ashwin is addicted to Android and PC softwares, loves to write reviews, especially about freewares :)

2 Responses to Ubuntu: A free Linux based Operating System

  1. praveen says:

    Hi. i have windows OS. if i install Ubuntu can i access my previously installed programs and data?
    also my system config is 512 RAM and 160 GB with Intel Dual Core Processor. will it be enough to run Ubuntu??

  2. ashwingeek says:

    If you install Ubuntu on your PC, you will still be able to access your files on Windows. You will be able to boot into Ubuntu/Windows during system start up. (Dual boot)

    I recommend installing Ubuntu on a different drive than your primary drive where you installed Windows.
    For eg: If you have Windows on C: drive, install Ubuntu on D: or E:.

    Ubuntu will run smoothly on your PC, in fact it can run on older PCs too. 🙂

    Visit this page to see the sys reqs: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/installation-guide/i386/minimum-hardware-reqts.html

    If you are going to download Ubuntu I would suggest downloading via torrent, it would be faster that way.

    PS: Removing Ubuntu from dual boot is a real pain, so if you dont want to install Ubuntu on your Hard disk, you can still run it from a USB pen drive.

    Read this article posted on my friend’s website to learn how to install Linux on a pen drive.

    http://www.avinashtech.com/computers/boot-run-linux-usb-flash-memory/