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Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops...

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Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

It is also available for phones (http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone) and tablets (http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/tablet). More Info »

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Ubuntu was added by Valentin in Sep 2009 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on Ubuntu in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Ubuntu or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
 
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impossible-image

Not as good as before

Negative Comment by impossible about Ubuntu Also mentioning: elementary OS Antergos Linux Mint Nov 2013

I don't like running Ubuntu, not for a while now. It has a lot of other crap I do not want either. But there are good Ubuntu alternatives.

 
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12.04... rock solid?

Comment by wormwood about Ubuntu Sep 2012

I like Ubuntu, really really like it, but each install I have lots of problems. Touchpad works fine for a couple of minutes, then it freezes. ctr+alt+f1 and ctrl+alt+f7 so it can work again. Lots of workarounds for a simple touchpad to work. When rebooting, after some driver updates and other stuff it requests (nvidia, libraries, gnu+whatever) it freezes before it is supposed to load the cursor, and screen keeps purple forever. Then, in recovery mode, it just runs a series of numbers every 30 seconds and stays like that. When I reinstall, same thing again. So I'm back to my old WinXP, waiting for the next release, and see if they fix anything so I can install it and work nicely with my lenovo t410.

 
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Good OS

Positive Comment by lizhaofeng1998 about Ubuntu May 2012

Ubuntu is a excellent Linux distribution. It's fast, open-source and has a nice UI. Ubuntu will replace Windows one day.

 
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Very fast, clean desktop, lots of apps, drivers downloaded during installation, it couldn't get better. Very user-friendly.

 
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Absolutely a great GNU/Linux distribution, especially for newbies. Everything "just works", exactly the way you want it to.

 
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I think that the Mac OS X is the best alternative... but Ubuntu being free is my number one choice. Absolutely in love with Ubuntu.

 
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Have you tried SuperOS or LinuxMint? (I like SuperOS more) and have they also had the crashing problem that you mention? Just for comparison, because that is mostly what I have used. I rarely if ever use flat Ubuntu. For portability on my USB sticks I use Slitaz or Austrumi, but haven't had a problem with either of them.

I actually can find repositories that have all of the programs I use. So I dont usually need to compile them, but there are a few games and programs that I have compiled because there is no other way to get them installed. (at least not with the latest version) and How you talked about the single click RPM creation, there are a few programs that do that for DEBs as well. (i think its like debreate and a few others) but I personnaly have not tried them yet.

 
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For the Screen dimming. On my Gateway laptop I have never had that happen, but on a friend of mines HP it does, but that was with an older version of Ubuntu the newer ones didnt do that.

All in all, glad that you found a linux OS that you like though. Thats one nice thing about there being so many Distros. I have only minimally tried OpenSUSE, maybe one of these days I can spend more time testing it, and see how it is. One reason why I stuck with Ubuntu based is because I do a lot of studio work, and I like PureDyne and Ubuntu Studio, because they have the real-time kernels and other optimizations, and pre-configurations that help me quickly do what I need to do. Is there a OpenSUSE based derivative that is similar to those studio based versions that you know of?

 
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Oh did I say bug? The most annoying bug that I hate in Ubuntu is screen brightness auto configuration. every time I turn on the machine the screen brightness automatically becomes dim, and I have to adjust it.
Did you say report bugs? I can't even remember how many times I have reported a bug or tried to report a bug and found out it has been reported by many many others! now this is not something bad, it is actually good. it means that the system is getting better! But when I found a bug has been reported a long time ago many times but it has not been fixed yet I find this really disappointing.

 
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by short updates I don't mean updates that are small! what I mean is shortage of efficient updates and most importantly shortage of update support! 18 month of support couldn't be that bad, but when there you are stuck with an old system and annoying bugs, the only option is to upgrade. But if users are going to upgrade in, then there should be a safe rout to do so. I mys self had the bad experience of upgrading and losing data, although I was prepared and had a backup plan, and I turned the loss of data just to a loss of time. but still this is not a very convenient way to be up to date.
Exactly! Beta ware! and it is the nature of Debian based systems. If Ubuntu was RPM based, probably it would have been more stable. But that is what Ubuntu is and there is nothing to do about it.

 
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About compiling, you as a Linux user should know that it is very important to build the software from source, specially when there are no binaries available. I personally compile most applications, because then I get a good application which is totally compatible with my system structure. Linux users who compile applications know what I am talking about, when it comes to Debain in general. In Ubuntu I can only compile half of the applications successfully unlike OpenSUSE, that I can easily compile almost anything. you will be surprised to hear that I have even compiled some Windows applications under SUSE, and they have worked. It is truly powerful. Besides there is a powerful RPM building package that I can use to build single click RPM packages to share the applications I like with my friends. Debian packaging system is a joke, and can not be compared to RPM.

 
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By the way, at the moment that I'm writing this post, I'm still testing Ubuntu.
Nothing special about this, but just to let you know.

 



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