I know, many people don’t know what is the heck I’m talking about, if you’re completely ignorance with Linux platform. It is quit cool Operating System (OS) besides Windows and Macintosh. I will tell you more about it, so stay in tune with me okay.
It is named after the Southern African ethical principle Ubuntu ("humanity towards others"). Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease of installation. Web statistics suggest that Ubuntu's share of Linux desktop usage is about 50% and upward trending usage as a web server.
Ubuntu is composed of many software packages, of which the vast majority are distributed under a free software license (also known as open source). The main license used is the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) which, along with the GNU Lesser General Public License (GNU LGPL), explicitly declares that users are free to run, copy, distribute, study, change, develop and improve the software. Ubuntu is sponsored by the UK-based company Canonical Ltd., owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. By keeping Ubuntu free and open source, Canonical is able to utilize the talents of community developers in Ubuntu's constituent components. Instead of selling Ubuntu for profit, Canonical creates revenue by selling technical support and from creating several services tied to Ubuntu.
Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu every six months and supports Ubuntu for eighteen months by providing security fixes, patches to critical bugs and minor updates to programs. LTS (Long Term Support) versions, which are released every two years, are supported for three years on the desktop and five years for servers. The latest version of Ubuntu, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), is such an LTS version, and was released on April 29, 2010.
Ubuntu focuses on usability. The Ubiquity installer allows Ubuntu to be installed to the hard disk from within the Live CD environment, without the need for restarting the computer prior to installation.
Ubuntu comes installed with a wide range of software that includes OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Empathy (Pidgin in versions before 9.10), Transmission, GIMP (in versions prior to 10.04), and several lightweight games (such as Sudoku and chess). Additional software that is not installed by default can be downloaded using the package manager. Ubuntu allows networking ports to be closed using its firewall, with customized port selection available. End-users can install Gufw and keep it enabled. GNOME (the current default desktop) offers support for more than 46 languages. Ubuntu can also run many programs designed for Microsoft Windows (such as Microsoft Office), through Wine or using a Virtual Machine (such as VMware Workstation or VirtualBox).
To be frank, I am getting involved with this kind of OS for three weeks, within this period I’ve learnt many things for example, I can set up my Ubuntu to become very worthy OS instead Windows and Macintosh. The key is you need to be persevered and willing to google what sort of add-on you want to install on your Ubuntu. So far, I don’t find any problem regarding this OS.
If you want to download this OS you may visit this link UBUNTU 10.04. If you find any troubles and feeling lost about my article, you can visit this blog MELAYUBUNTU. There are many blogs and websites that can guide us on how to using ubuntu (just google about it), my advice is, don’t hesitate to try a new thing in your life. All the things about Ubuntu are completely free, so you don’t need to spend your money to buy the software.
In conclusion, you need to change your mindset- WINDOWS is the best OS, you must try this OPEN SOURCE OS first, then you can decide about it later. You know why I like Ubuntu so much? The reason is there are no viruses can infect this OS. Hence, you don’t need to waste your money to buy Kaspersky and whatsoever.