Ubuntu: A free Linux based Operating System
April 30, 2010 2 Comments
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 ?
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
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
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.