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Ubuntu is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". Ubuntu also means "I am what I am because of who we all are". The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to thesoftware world.
Desmond Tutu described ubuntu in the following way:
"A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, forhe or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole."
We chose the name Ubuntu for this distribution because we think it captures perfectly thespirit of sharing and cooperation that is at the heart of the open source movement. In the Free Software world, we collaborate freely on a volunteer basis to build software for everyone's benefit. Weimprove on the work of others, which we have been given freely, and then share our improvements on the same basis.
Welcome to UbuntuUbuntu is a Linux-based operating system consisting of Free and OpenSource software for laptops, desktops, and servers. Ubuntu is community developed, commercially supported, and offers free security updates for at least 18 months after release, with regular releasesevery six months.
Ubuntu has a clear focus on the user and usability – it should Just Work. The OS ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makesfor a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.
Absolutely Free of ChargeUbuntu is Free Software, and available to you free of charge. It's also Free in the sense of giving yourights of Software Freedom. The freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, share, change and improve the software for any purpose, without paying licensing fees. The Ubuntu team also believes that Freesoftware should be free of software licensing charges.
Fast, Easy InstallThe Ubuntu installer asks a minimal number of questions, and the defaults will work for most people. We have kept the...
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