Developer - Community, Canonical

Platform    - Desktop

OS Family - Linux

Ubuntu is a free and open source Linux operating system (currently the most popular Linux distribution) installed on over 40 million personal computers, and is installed on a large number of servers around the world. At present, there are four different editions of the operating system, which are Ubuntu Desktop (for personal computers), Ubuntu Server (for servers), Ubuntu for IoT, and Ubuntu Cloud (for cloud computing). Originally, the operating system was made for personal computers, currently the desktop version of Ubuntu comes with usefull free software applications, such as LibreOffice (Office software), Thunderbird (email client), Firefox (web browser), Media player, Photo management app, while more applications can be installed from Ubuntu Software Center.

Canonical Ltd. is a company that develops and maintains Ubuntu software, and promises to release a new version of the operating system every six months, while the LTS (Long Term Support) version is released every two years. Regular releases of Ubuntu get free support for up to nine months, while LTS release gets support for up to five years.

Notable features of Ubuntu

Some of the notable features of Ubuntu Desktop are:

  • All Linux features.
  • GNOME desktop environment.
  • Useful applications are pre-installed, such as LibreOffice (office software), Thunderbird (email client), Firefox (web browser).
  • Thousands of free apps on Ubuntu Software Center
  • Free support.
  • Live USB.
  • Multilingual.

Ubuntu Facts

  • The word 'Ubuntu' means 'humanity to others'.
  • Ubuntu is based on Debian.
  • Try different flavors of the Ubuntu.

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