What is UBUNTU ?
What does Ubuntu Means? Where did it all begin?
Ubuntu is an ancient African Linux was already established as an
word meaning enterprise server platform in 2004.
But free software was still not a part
'humanity to others'. of everyday life for most computer
users. That's why Mark Shuttleworth
gathered a small team of developers
It also means from one of the most established
Linux projects – Debian - and set out
'I am what I am because of to create an easy-to-use Linux
who we all are'. desktop, Ubuntu.
The vision for Ubuntu is part social
The Ubuntu operating system and part economic: free software,
brings the spirit of Ubuntu to available free of charge to
the world of computers. everybody on the same terms, and
funded through a portfolio of
services provided by Canonical.
Ubuntu 10.10 is fast -- darn fast. Even the beta version could boot in as little as
7 seconds, according to reports. Who has time to wait around for Windows
when there's work to be done?
There's no contest on this one, because Ubuntu is free. Pure and simple. No
investment whatsoever, unless you want to buy professional support later on.
3. No Commitment
You can try out Ubuntu without changing or affecting anything else on your
computer through options like a LiveCD, Live USB, Wubi or virtualization. In
other words, you have nothing to lose.
4. Hardware Compatibility
Ubuntu will play well on just about any machine you might have sitting
around, so you could also try it out on a spare one to keep it off your
Windows machines altogether--until you decide you can't go back, that is.
5. Ubuntu One
Ubuntu One is the personal cloud service that lets you synchronize your files
and notes and then access them from anywhere. You can also consolidate
your computer and mobile phone contacts and share documents and
pictures with them. On the fun side, you can use Ubuntu One to buy music
and get it delivered to the computers of your choice.
6. Windows Compatibility
With Ubuntu 10.10, a beta client for Windows also allows users to integrate
their Windows and Ubuntu worlds by accessing files from either platform.
You'll never have to worry about being unable to get at your Windows files.
Unlike Windows, Ubuntu comes with key business productivity software for free, including
OpenOffice.org. Firefox is included, but there's also support for both Flash and Google Chrome. Anything
that's not there already, meanwhile, can be found in Ubuntu's Software Center. Whereas finding new
software on Windows is very much a hunt-and-peck process, with lots of time spent on Google--and your
credit card--the Software Center gives you a central place to find and download thousands of open source
applications--for free--in a matter of seconds.
Ubuntu--and pretty much every distribution of Linux--is extremely secure,
particularly compared with Mac OS X and Windows. No wonder experts
have recommended using Linux for online banking, in particular--the
others just aren't secure enough.
If you try the Netbook Edition of Ubuntu on a supported netbook, you'll be
able to see for yourself the brand-new multitouch features in Maverick's
new Unity interface.
One key emphasis in the new Ubuntu is making it more beautiful and
aesthetically pleasing to use. The Unity interface is part of that in the
Netbook Edition, and the Ubuntu Font Family is another part. It's all just nice
to look at.
11. It's Sociable
Ubuntu's new "Me Menu" lets you access your Facebook and Twitter accounts
straight from the desktop. You can connect to all your favorite chat channels
and make updates through a single window.
12. It's Linux
There are so many reasons for businesses to use Linux today, it's hard to keep
track of them all. Security is one, of course, but there are also many other
reasons Ubuntu, in particular, has become such a good business choice--far
better than Mac OS X or Windows.
What are the Free apps
Features of safe and fast web
Ubuntu? a dedicated music
Browse the web…
Ubuntu includes Mozilla Firefox – for
fast, safe web browsing. You can also
choose alternative browsers including
Google Chromium from the Ubuntu
Firefox web browser
Create professional documents and
OpenOffice.org is fully compatible
with Microsoft Office and has
everything you need to create
spreadsheets and presentations.
OpenOffice.org is easy to use,
packed with the features you need
and completely free.
Get all the software you need…
The Ubuntu Software Centre gives you
instant access to thousands of open-source
and carefully selected free applications. And
now you can buy apps too. Browse software
in categories including: education, games,
sound and video, graphics, programming
and office. All the applications are easy to
find, easy to install and easy to buy.
Featured applications from the
Ubuntu Software Centre:
Blender – the world renowned tool for
creating 3d artwork, animations and
Frozen Bubble – Play solo or join you
friends in this addictive game as you try
to burst the bubbles before they reach
Cheese! – Have fun with your web cam.
Use this simple app to take pictures,
create special effects and share your
photos with your friends.
Email and chat…
Get chatting with Empathy. Quickly
integrate your chat accounts from
Yahoo, Gmail, MSN, Jabber, AOL, QQ
and many more. Evolution Mail
provides easy, intuitive email.
Social from the start…
Ubuntu's new Me Menu lets you access
your Facebook and Twitter accounts
straight from the desktop. You can
connect to all your favourite chat channels
and make updates through a single
window. Being connected for work or fun
has never been so easy
Music streaming to your phone…
New in 10.10. Ubuntu's music player
includes an integrated store, so you
can buy and download new tracks with
just a few clicks. And thanks to Ubuntu
One's file-syncing magic you can
stream your music uninterrupted to
your Android device or iPhone.
Included software: Ubuntu One Music
Rhythmbox music player
Ubuntu is chock full of apps to help you
manage, fix and share your photos with the
world, whatever gadget you use to take
them. Support for cameras and phones is
legendary and all without drivers. And
Shotwell allows you to manage and share
your pictures easily - on all the most popular
photo and social network sites. And did we
mention the apps are free?
Discover Ubuntu One…
Ubuntu One is the
personal cloud service
that simplifies your
digital life. Imagine
buying music and
getting it delivered to
the computers of your
synchronising your files
and notes and
accessing them from
computer and mobile
phone contacts and
pictures with them.
Ubuntu One does all
this and more.
Make, play and edit video…
Watch all your favourite content
from YouTube, iPlayer, and MSN
Player. Play your own videos with
Movie Player or use Pitivi to edit
Pitivi video editor
Choose from hundreds of games…
The Ubuntu Software Centre
offers hundreds of games,
including puzzles, adventures,
tactical challenges and more. All
free to choose and free to use.