Ubuntu is an African word that literally means “humanity to others .”

Ubuntu is a complete Linux operating system . Ubuntu was a try to take the Debian Linux OS and make it user friendly with a GUI . Developed by Canonical Ltd , It has a few basic philosophical principles ,

  1. Ubuntu will always be free of charge.
  2. Ubuntu is committed to the principles of open source software development.

Ubuntu includes thousands of pieces of software, starting with the Linux kernel version 4.15 and GNOME 3.28, and covering every standard desktop application from word processing and spreadsheet applications to internet access applications, web server software, email software, programming languages and tools and of course several games.

version of Ubuntu , i am using .

A simple representation of a Linux Architecture:

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credits :https://www.tutorialspoint.com/operating_system/os_linux.htm

There are several variants of Ubuntu for specific uses:

  1. Ubuntu Server Edition
  2. Ubuntu Studio, for multimedia application
  3. Kubuntu, a version that employs KDE (Kool Desktop Environment) instead of GNOME
  4. Xubuntu, for computers with limited processing power
  5. JeOS (just enough OS), a lightweight version for virtual appliances.

Features Of Ubuntu 18.04

  • New GNOME Shell desktop
  • Linux Kernel 4.15
  • Access to Snap apps ,ex -Docker ,Telegram
  • Updated apps, inc. LibreOffice 6.1
  • New ‘To-Do’ app ,quite helpful for organizing
  • Python 3.8
  • Optional Wayland session

Now why choose Ubuntu over windows ?

Let me explain what windows gives you is prebuilt house , you can’t customize or make many changes.Ubuntu gives you a in progress building house ,you can customize or make any changes you want .

  • Ubuntu is free of charge ,as it’s open source
  • Ubuntu’s APT package manager provides a lot of help
  • It does not force upgrades
  • Ubuntu has official alternatives for specific uses, such as Xubuntu
  • Helps you get comfortable with Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu is more secure
  • High customization
  • Support from Ubuntu community for any issues

Ubuntu has one rare disadvantage , sometimes a few app’s are not available on Ubuntu.

Performance monitor

How to get Started with Ubuntu ,I would recommend to dual boot windows and Ubuntu

Follow instructions at : https://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-dual-boot-mode-windows/

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