The Latest Ubuntu OS - Ubuntu 11.10: The Review

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WHAT IS UBUNTU?
Many people know what Ubuntu is and some people don't. Just in case you do not know what it is; It's an Operating System(OS), like Windows or Mac and so on. Ubuntu is a complete desktop linux OS, freely available with both community and professional support.
You might have already heard of Linux before. It is an operating system on it's own but there are many flavors of Linux being that it is an Open Source OS.
As a result of this there are many organizations that specialize in creating their own version of the Linux OS. Ubuntu is a very popular flavor of Linux and I will be talking basically about its features and what makes it special in this article.
The Ubuntu OS is made up of a community built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.


Some of the values Ubuntu stands for:
  • Ubuntu will always be free of charge
  • Ubuntu includes the very best in translations and accessibility infrastructure the Free Software community has to offer
  • Ubuntu is always shipped in stable and regular release cycles
  • Ubuntu is entirely committed to the principles of open source software development

Ubuntu includes more than 1000 pieces of software, starting with the Linux kernel version 2.6 and GNOME 2.30, 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.
The Ubuntu Project is sponsored by Canonical Ltd.


An Overview of Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu is a very fast OS with many features and benefits and this latest version comes with a pretty new look
Check out this video to see an overview of Ubuntu, what's new in this version and what makes it a cool OS







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  • The Launcher
Gives you easy access to your favorite apps and tools. 
You can even hide or reveal it whenever you like or change the pinned apps.




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  • The dash
The new dash gives you an easy access to your shortcuts as well as your apps, programs, email, music and much more. You can also quickly make a search right there on the dash




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  • The Workspaces
Ubuntu's workspace is really handy and efficient. It gives you an easy way to switch between multiple windows and applications





Many at times when we hear Linux we often think of it as a geek-only OS but things have changed now with some flavors of Linux like Ubuntu. This current version is very user-friendly and you can pretty much do stuffs you normally do on Windows on Ubuntu. The interesting part is that Ubuntu can also be installed along side with Windows so you can give it a try today.

What Ubuntu Can Do

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Play, create and edit MP3s, stream music to your PC or phone, buy music in the Ubunto One Music Store or connect to Spotify and Last.fm. Ubuntu has got everything you need to listen to and enjoy your music
You can even sync your music with Ubuntu One and stream your entire collection of music to your iPhone or Android phone, enjoying unlimited hours of music streaming.

Social and email
Ubuntu is loaded with apps for quick and easy communication. With Ubuntu you can easily access your emails, address book and calendar.





Web Browsing
With Ubuntu browsing is a pleasure. You can surf the web easily. WIth Firefox and Ubuntu, you have a very fast web surfing and security.




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Photos and Videos
With Ubuntu you have quite a bunch of apps and tools to view, manage, edit and share your photos as well as videos. Ubuntu has a great support for cameras and mobile phones and you don't even need extra drivers to get them running.



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Office Applications
You can create professional presentations, spreadsheets and documents with Ubuntu. Ubuntu comes with LibreOffice - an easy to use office app with all the features you need and it's totally free.
What's more, Ubuntu's LibreOffice documents are fully compatible with MS Office documents. This means that you can fully edit and manage your Microsoft office documents on Ubuntu.


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Ubuntu Software Center
Ubuntu's Software Center gives you immediate access to a ton of applications which are free and open-source. All of Ubuntu's software is easy to locate.



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Why Use Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu is easy to install and use
  • It's easy to try and install
  • It's beautiful and stylish





What's More?
Ubuntu gives you more value for your money: With no hidden costs or lock-in. Ubuntu is used as a desktop operating system by thousands of businesses on millions of desktops around the world.
With Ubuntu there's not much trouble to go through with upgrades, licence fees or subscription costs. Ubuntu is totally free and you can get your work done securely without worry or spending extra cash
Ubuntu is is free of viruses so there is no need to worry yourself about viruses or antivirus software.

Business as casual: Ubuntu is fast and easy to deploy and you can get your da-to-day office tasks done quickly and efficiently.

Windows and Ubuntu: Happy together

  • You can seamlessly run Ubuntu alongside Windows
  • Exchange files with Windows users and organisations


Want to MAKE THE SWITCH?
You can download Ubuntu online now and install it from a USB stick or run it from a CD


Download it online Now or 
Order the CDs

This article is an excerpt from the official Ubuntu website - www.ubuntu.com



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