“Ubuntu” is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others”. Ubuntu also means “I am what I am because of who we all are”. The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.
Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support.
Also Ubuntu is Open Source Operating System, which means you can see how your system is built and coded for free!
Maybe you have heard about Linux before and you were afraid to switch to Linux just like me 🙂
The result of my experiance with Ubuntu Linux till now is amaizing!
I was afraid that I will not be able to run my computer again since I have vital info on it 😛
I’m telling you, this new version of Linux is so user friendly and powerfull.
Fast, Easy Install:
Ubuntu doesn’t have a pretty graphical installer, it has a FAST and EASY installer. OK, there are still a couple of places where you need to know what you are doing, but the defaults will work for most people.
When you finish your Ubuntu installation your system is immediately usable. You have a full set of business productivity applications, internet applications, drawing and graphics applications, and games. That one CD gives you a very good desktop environment out of the box, with many applications for business, home and personal computer users installed by default. There are thousands of additional pieces of software that are just a few clicks away, but we’ve done the hard work to get the basics in place easily and effectively.
If you like, you can install this Linux and Windows together very easily. All you have to do is just to delete a partition that you don’t need (Bigger than 7 Gig is recommended) and just reboot with Ubuntu install CD and when it asks you where to install Ubuntu choose “Largest continuest free space” and it will do the rest 🙂
So after the installation is done and you restart, you can choose to boot to Windows or Ubuntu Linux.
This version of Linux is so nice and supports a very big number of Hardware (Wireless, RAID …etc) …. I didn’t need to install driver for any Hardware – everything were ready to use 🙂
Also it has the interface in so many languages (Including Arabic!!) … you can read/write in these languages just normally.
And guess what too 🙂 … you can run Windows applications on Linux using a porgram called Wine
Linux is becoming more and more powerfull. And now I always use it instead of Windows 🙂 I highly recommend this Version.
And if you are a .Net developer like me 🙂 … you can develope .Net applications on Linux !! can it get any better !! 😀
Check here for .Net on Linux: www.go-mono.com
Linux Ubuntu can run on any computer system, even Apple computers!
I really love this Ubuntu Linux and you just gotta try it.
For more info and download : Ubuntu – Linux for Human Beings
The CD is about 600MB 🙂
Screenshots : Here for Screenshots
If you have any questions please ask 🙂