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Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers.

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What is Ubuntu?

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.

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Ubuntu Features

  1.  Support for scriptingUbuntu supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
  2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUbuntu can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  3.  LightweightUbuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  4.  PortableUbuntu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

Ubuntu information

  • Developed byCanonical Ltd.
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3 (59 ratings)
  • Alternatives186 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 83 comments and reviews about Ubuntu, and it has gotten 2293 likes

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jrwelk
  
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I just deleted Windows today and installed Ubuntu on my desktop. Ubuntu is very easy to learn I had it up and running on a 9-year-old desktop that I received for free

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sqqqs

Why does everyone who first install Linux talk about this to the community?

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jrwelk

Because for years we ( Windows users) were under the impression that Linux was so complicated and that Windows was going to be the only OS that we would ever use. BTW I like Windows 10. I just hate the fact that Microsoft basically owns your PC after agreeing to the TOS

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Emiran
  
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Ubuntu Is A Great Distro, And The Distro That Brings Many Windows And Mac Users To Linux, But It Tracks It's User, It Was Found In 2012, Nad They Ended Iit In 2017, That:s Why I Kinda Hate Ubuntu

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JohnFastman
  
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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. Linux Mint is completely compatible with Ubuntu, but comes with added features that make it even more user-friendly, especially for beginners. Manjaro is not based on Ubuntu; it's based on Arch. Although Arch has a daunting reputation as a difficult-to-use distro, Manjaro has been completely sorted out by its creators for user-friendliness. It supports both its own and the AUR (Arch User Repository), which means access to tens and tens of thousands of apps. If you don't know which to go for, consider also: Mint will be as stable as Ubuntu, Manjaro is a semi-rolling distro, which means it gets very regular system updates. Both are available with different desktops, and both are very much better than Ubuntu. I use Manjaro and would never use Ubuntu.

[Edited by JohnFastman, May 27]

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ab1

One thing isn't true: Settings, Privacy, Problem Reporting.

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franklinwang36

What about to buy the support?

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ab1
  
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Removal of xfsprogs can break Ubuntu icon Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS...

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ab1
  
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Removal of snapd can break Ubuntu icon Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS...

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Removal of pollinate can break Ubuntu icon Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS...

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Removal of ntfs-3g can break Ubuntu icon Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS...

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