I am using Linux Operating Systems from many years and I do know how difficult it was to install and use it then. I used to think Linux Operating Systems are only built for geeks. I installed and tried different flavors of Linux available and soon Ubuntu became my favorite Operating System for practical reasons.
Ubuntu has grown in popularity because over the period it has evolved keeping the common user in mind. A first notable thing that impressed me is the way Ubuntu is installed. From that dark blue screen and lots of confusing options to installing Ubuntu while playing games from the CD, everything is made easy.
Almost all the friends whom I gave Ubuntu CD to try, loved it and become excited about using it. I cannot tell you the joy I feel whenever someone prefers Open Source Softwares over pirated software. People don’t even believe when I tell that it is completely free and legal to use, copy and share, especially after using it.
If you have not yet tried Ubuntu or any other Linux Operating System, I would recommend you to give it a try. You don’t even need to install it to use it. Just insert the CD and boot from CD, that’s it. It is also worth sharing you that you can even install Ubuntu Operating System in your USB drive, along with your files.
To know more about Ubuntu Operating System, I am sharing a few links with you. Some of the posts below may be old, but still will give you the glimpse of the power of Ubuntu:
- Why Use Ubuntu? – Official Ubuntu Website: Official website gives you quick overview of features. Tells you why Ubuntu is best for you.
- 30 reasons why Ubuntu is here to stay – Bruno Cassol on ZenBuntu.com: Lots of statistics and infographics to show you how Ubuntu is performing ever since it is released.
- Why Ubuntu Excites Me More Than Windows or Macintosh – Hugo Rifkind on The Sunday Times: This is an article published in The Sunday Times sharing the personal experience with Ubuntu Operating System
- 5 Reasons why Ubuntu 9.10 is better than Windows 7 – Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on computerworld.com: Microsoft claims that Windows 7 is the most stable and powerful Operating System created ever. This post is a comparison of Ubuntu 9.10 with Windows 7. Please note that the current version of Ubuntu is 11.04 at this time, which is a much-improved version of Ubuntu 9.10
- 25 Reasons to use Ubuntu Linux instead of Windows – Technomania: Simple list of noteworthy features that instantly shows you the benefits of Ubuntu over other Operating Systems.
- 11 Killer Features That Make Ubuntu 11.04 Worth the Wait: 11.04 is the latest version when I am writing this post. Above article gives you the latest additions to the features. This version was released last month.
- Why (Ubuntu) Linux is Better: This website talk about why Linux is better than other Operating Systems. Since Ubuntu is a flavor of Linux, all the benefits of Linux are the benefits of Ubuntu.
- Why Ubuntu for Cloud Computing – Official Ubuntu Website: Cloud Computing is the new buzzword for IT industry. This page on the official website explains to you how Ubuntu is Cloud ready and what benefits it offers.
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