Ubuntu Linux


Ubuntu is a Linux distribution operating system software, that mean its runs using Linux applications, kernels and libraries. Ubuntu is developed and sponsored by Canonical, Ltd., a South African company that is founded and funded by Mark Shuttleworth.

The underlying focus of Ubuntu is mostly on the usability of the software and the freedom of software from existing restrictions. Ubuntu derives its name from an African term meaning humanity to others. That mean , Ubuntu is based on the principle that software should be made available to everyone, these tools should be avilable for people people whatever the language they speak and whether or not they have disabilities, and that software should be customizable according to the needs of their users. Ubuntu is created based on the idea that software should be free, and should be able use freely , without any cost.

Main applications of Ubuntu are available for free, You can download it from Ubuntu official website, which is http://www.ubuntu.com. CD that contains these core applications can also be ordered and shipped anywhere in the world for free of charges. And also these core applications, Ubuntu also has around 16,000 programs to suit the needs of its users. Its also available for both desktop and server use.

The desktop package of Ubuntu is complete and has features that make both working and playing viable through the use of this operating system. For word processing, spreadsheet and database creation, and other functions covered by Microsoft Office, Ubuntu has OpenOffice.org. Ubuntu also carries Mozilla Firefox in its package, which allows for tabbed browsing, has strong pop-up blocking and is well-known for its relative invulnerability to malware. Ubuntus counterpart for Microsoft Outlook is Evolution, which similarly acts as an email client, an address book and a schedule manager. Ubuntus answers to Microsofts Windows Media Player are Rhythmbox Media Player for audio files and Totem for videos.

Another feature of Ubuntu that makes it attractive is the high level of customization it makes possible for its users. Ubuntu also supports 40 languages; it also has the Rosetta translation tool, which allows a user to create a dictionary and translator for his or her own language.