Currently, the world's favorite Linux
distribution. Ubuntu is a free distribution developed and managed by Canonical
. There are many different Ubuntu packages that are customized for PC
use, different microprocessors, RAM levels, hard drive space, and video. Ubuntu is a derivative of the Debian
distribution of Linux. It uses the Debian package system (*.deb, dpkg
) and repository system (apt-get
Ubuntu is the most viable open source
competitor against Windows
and Mac OSX
to date. Sure, 31337
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from scratch or custom configure their own Debian system. A Ubuntu distribution offers a one-stop installation that can be later customized according to user preferences or used as is. Almost everything can be done through the graphical interface rather than through text commands. Ubuntu can be a non-intimidating graphical GUI
for casual computer users or a robust Debian-based distribution for computer nerd
I've been programming computers for twenty years. I use Ubuntu on all of my computers because it's easy to install, easy to customize, and has great user forum support.
If you're tired of Windows viruses, crashes, and slowdowns, try Ubuntu. It has the same look and feel of Windows, but is more resistant to buggy programs.