An Introduction To Ubuntu Operating System

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Ubuntu (pronounced oo-BOON-too) is an open source Debian-based Linux distribution. Sponsored by Canonical Ltd., Ubuntu is considered a good distribution for beginners. My first tryst with UbuntuOS was back in April 2010 when the software was at Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, which was one of the most downloaded and popular versions of the Desktop Operating system, which has since progressed a long way to Ubuntu 15.04, there have been several major overhauls which have taken place to the operating system with the introduction of the Unity Interface in Ubuntu 11.04 and it still remains the most installed and famous Linux Distribution for those who wish to dabble in the wide ocean of open source software. Canonical, a company which was started Mark Richard Shuttleworth is a South African entrepreneur and space tourist who became the first citizen of an independent African country to travel to space, who emphasized on the fact that software should be open and its access should be available to everybody.

Linux as purely a cultural reference often brings up thoughts of complex terms, codes, not so pretty interfaces and instability. Ubuntu revolutionized the Linux desktop environment like no other distribution ever before as its Installation was a breeze and a wide array of popular software were already available in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Ubuntu Linux is available in various Front end interface packages such as the Lubuntu (LXDE), Kubuntu (KDE) and Edubuntu (Education). A question one asks oneself often, is why Linux? The answer is simple, Linux doesn’t suffer from viruses due to the open source nature of its software and also is SEVERAL times faster than either Windows or OSX, and also offers maximum customizability with regards to interface, working etc., Also, it is one of the few platforms which is in sync with the current Mobile Operating Systems as Android the most popular OS in the world is based on Linux.

Ubuntu, has been expanding its horizons with Ubuntu Mobiles and the recently scrapped Ubuntu for Android, it still remains one of the most preferred Linux Operating System all over the Globe with its easy installation, User Friendly Interface and the ease with which it can be customized. For more information on this wonderful Operating system stay tuned.

Also Read: Ubuntu for Tablets

Sree Harsha Nelaturu

Is a student of the Sciences in the 12th Grade in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He has a strong bias towards open source software and also enjoys well designed software and hardware. Loves to tinker with gadgets and operating Systems and in his free time loves reading books, watching Sitcoms, writing poetry. reading up on Physics and following politics someday hopes to be an accomplished Physicist.

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