Published on January 28, 2008
Ubuntu: Ubuntu By Tom What is it?: What is it? Ubuntu is a Linux-based Operating System that is open sourced (free) Pronounced (oo-BOON-too) Strong focus on usability and ease of installation Why that name?: Why that name? Ubuntu is an African concept meaning “humanity toward others” Sponsored by Canonical Ltd. Owned by South African billionaire Mark Shuttleworth Why use it?: Why use it? Huge group of “free software proponents” (open source) Ubuntu is free Alternate to Windows and MAC OS’s Ubuntu is most popular Linux-based OS in the world (8 million now) Dell now offers desktops with Ubuntu Requirements: Requirements Last version – Feisty Fawn 7.04 Latest version – Gusty Gibbon 7.10 Next version – Hardy Heron 8.04 in 2011 256 KB RAM 4 GB hard drive space Can be dual booted with current OS or used from a live CD Gutsy Gibbon Software Includes:: Gutsy Gibbon Software Includes: Firefox browser Thunderbird and Evolution e-mail Open Office suite GIMP (Photoshop-like) Music and Video players Games Demo will include:: Demo will include: Bootup and file management Connection to the Internet E-mail Open Office Music player Video player Games Summary: Summary Pro – Open source (free too) Upgrade available about every 6 mo. Compatible with MS programs Many add-ons available No key codes, activation, registration Summary: Summary Con’s No tech support (Internet groups only) Not all programs compatible Drivers for peripherals not always available How to get Ubuntu: How to get Ubuntu Three ways to acquire: 1. Download from the Internet www. Ubuntu. Com Warning: about 600 MB download 2. Send for a free CD 3. Ask Tom (he will make you a copy) References: References www.Wickipedia.com www.ubuntu.com Google.com Bye!