Ubuntu Operating System

Ubuntu operating system

If you’re not familiar with Ubuntu or would like to learn more, you’ve come to the right place.

First and foremost, Ubuntu is an Operating System. Just like Microsoft® Windows® or Apple MacOS, you can use Ubuntu to surf the web, check email or just about anything you might want to do. Here’s a "Top Ten" list of things you should know about Ubuntu.

10) Ubuntu is simple and elegant

If you’re the kind of person who likes your computer to simply work, Ubuntu is right for you. It’s based on stable, secure, easy-to-use software that’s been around for a long time.

9) Ubuntu is designed for the internet

Do you spend most of your time on the internet? Ubuntu connects you to the internet in seconds. Firefox is a very popular browser and works well with practically every website you’ll run across, for example news sites, social media sites and many more. It also works great with web-based email sites such as Yahoo or Gmail.

8) Ubuntu is "social from the start"

The people who make Ubuntu designed it to be very social-media centric. Do you use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or any of the other dozens of popular social networking sites? Ubuntu 9.10 works very well with these websites. And beginning with Ubuntu 10.04, these websites will be integrated into the Ubuntu OS itself for your convenience.

7) Ubuntu plays videos, songs and movies easily

Do you like to watch videos on YouTube, buy songs from Amazon, pop in DVD’s from the local video store? No problem! Dell bundles a multimedia player with Ubuntu to deliver a great entertainment experience. (DRM protected music not supported.)

6) Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft® Windows®

The vast majority of viruses and spyware written by hackers are not designed to target and attack Linux®.

5) Ubuntu boots up fast

Beginning with Ubuntu 10.04, available on Dell systems this summer, boot times have improved dramatically over Ubuntu 9.10. Depending upon the Dell computer you purchase, boot times can be around 30 seconds!

4) With Ubuntu, you have access to 1,000’s of free software programs

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3) Ubuntu with OpenOffice is compatible with Microsoft® Office and Adobe® Acrobat®

Do you need to open Microsoft Office documents? What about Adobe Acrobat? Ubuntu comes with the award-winning OpenOffice software. With it, not only can you create word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations and even drawings, but it can also open and save documents in Microsoft Office format. Do you ever get .pdf files emailed to you — no problem!

2) Ubuntu is based on Linux®

Linux has been around for nearly 20 years. The software itself is not only stable and reliable, but also pervasive. Linux is used on computers of all sizes ranging from the biggest to the smallest.

1) Ubuntu comes preloaded with select Dell desktop, notebook and netbook computers

Beginning in 2007, Dell began shipping computers with Ubuntu. Since then, Dell has shipped more computers preloaded and pretested with Ubuntu than any other computer maker in the world. Every computer we ship with Ubuntu has been fully tested to ensure the best possible internet and multimedia experience Linux has to offer. Two high-tech leaders — ensuring Ubuntu on Dell "just works."

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Ubuntu Operating System

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