Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ubuntu 8.10

There's Windows and Mac OS. Then there's Ubuntu.

For those of you who don't know, Ubuntu is a free operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu is a Zulu word loosely translated as "humanity." This describes the Ubuntu philosophy: "I am who I am because of those around me," a positive aspect of community.

Ubuntu boasts of the following:

  1. A clean and simple desktop (no icons, and with a theme that's pleasing to the eye),
  2. A usable operating system (with applications for working with documents, spreadsheets, presentations, browing the web, etc),
  3. A vast library of free software (following the Debian Free Software guidelines),
  4. Localization in the native language, and
  5. Power and performance with minimum system requirements.
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