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. The latest release is 20.04 Focal Fossa, which is a LTS or Long Term Support version and supported until 2025 under public support and until 2030 as a paid option.
- Ubuntu is less inituitive and takes up more resources
- As of 2018, Ubuntu's installer will collect data about user devices. This has caused outrage amongst Linux users. Firstly, it's opt-out, rather than opt-in. Secondly, it shouldn't even be there. Thirdly, Canonical (Ubuntu's creators) have a very poor record on privacy, including harvesting local searches to drive Amazon sales and hostility to critics or their privacy practices. Try Linux Mint or Manjaro instead.
- Ubuntu is more stable and more up-to-date than Mint. Without Ubuntu, there's no Mint. But I like both.