Ubuntu Linux: Linux
Manufacturer: ValuSoft, Inc. Part number: 71685
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Ubuntu is free, and It is updated every six months.
by dhdunlap459 on December 16, 2010
Pros: Very quick to start, works great, and I've had no problems I that haven't been able to fix. It is visually appealing, has easy to use open source software packages that one can browse when you need an app.
Cons: Can't think of a thing!
Best Operating System Yet!!
by guruqu on November 24, 2010
Pros: 1. It is Linux, so you finally can control your machine.
2. Very active development, bugs got fixed very soon.
3. Large community support. Whenever you have problem, google search it solves 99% of the problems.
4. Very stable.
Cons: 1. Little lag from user click to screen display. Probably X architecture issue.
Best Linux Open Source OS available
by Jono667 on October 31, 2010
Pros: amazing driver support
Very easy to use for most tech savvy people, and not to hard to learn either
large amount of free software in the ubuntu software centre
fast and pretty stable, gets better with every version
Cons: Not muvh really- this applies to all distros based on linux- there are some programs in windows that you may, need but there are no real alternatives - apart from that, its awesome!
Great and free OS
by smckee6192 on October 26, 2010
Pros: The aesthetically appealing desktop, the Free download from ubuntu.com, and the fact that all the apps/programs/plugins are bundled together in one area that makes it super easy to find.
Cons: If you don't find the Ubuntu software center relatively quickly, you're going to be struggling trying to install things like adobe flash player (assuming you aren't very advanced with computers).
Summary: Great overall system. I'm alright with computers, and I felt a bit of a learning curve for a few days, but it is really surprising me how cool it ...
Summary: Great overall system. I'm alright with computers, and I felt a bit of a learning curve for a few days, but it is really surprising me how cool it is. Also, the software basically partitions the drive for you (with your permission) if you want to continue running your windows if you use Ubuntu Windows installer. And the best part of all: No antivirus necessary!
It has good potential, but...
by w7uy on September 29, 2010
Pros: It is free. Lots of software available like Google Chrome and Open Office. It finds printers without using install disc.
Cons: Printers that it found it can no longer find. The video card that it used for months now cannot be seen. It could not find the Ethernet card and started to use the wireless card. Then it could not find that card either.
Summary: Very unstable. Much like Windows it slows down and has errors with time. I had high hopes of totally eliminating all Microsoft products, but that did not happen. I would ...
Summary: Very unstable. Much like Windows it slows down and has errors with time. I had high hopes of totally eliminating all Microsoft products, but that did not happen. I would love to never use a Microsoft product again, but not with the current Ubuntu.
Great OS in my option best linux distro
by 136779 on August 5, 2010
Pros: Just gets more beautiful with every update (and more stable) alot of popular software is supported such google chrome, frostwire, real player (lower version), firefox, boxee, skype, ext
Cons: it does occasionally crash
needs to use terminal once in awhile so you need to know what your doing
Summary: i personally love it
Summary: i personally love it
The best OS available for intelligent life
by tech2077 on July 1, 2010
Pros: Flexible, open source, free, free, has everything you need, easy software install. What isn't there to love.
Cons: You have to have a brain, helps thin the gene pool.
Summary: As it goes, you have to be able to use google, ubuntu forums, and other resources, but as far as a OS goes, while other OSes may go 5, 10 ...
Summary: As it goes, you have to be able to use google, ubuntu forums, and other resources, but as far as a OS goes, while other OSes may go 5, 10 years, ubuntu and linux will be here for 20, 30+ years. For stable computing for life. choose linux.
Best suited to Programmers and undemanding users
by daxis on July 1, 2010
Pros: Does the basics well and for free - Internet, basic documents, mainstream media files. Hardware recognition and driver installs were better than with Windows. No viruses. Lots of file formats supported. No license restrictions.
Cons: Frequent application crashes (visible by gray window). Runs slowly on my system. 10.04 upgrade installer crashed and I had to download ISO, burn it off, and install on a clean drive. The drive I was upgrading now has file system incompatibility issue
Summary: My first computer having been a black and white Mac OS Classic, I hate having to type commands at a prompt. However, as a professional Engineer, I had no choice ...
Summary: My first computer having been a black and white Mac OS Classic, I hate having to type commands at a prompt. However, as a professional Engineer, I had no choice but to run with the crowd. I've used Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, and 7, Red Hat Linux, Mac Classic, Mac 9.x, and now 10.x, Ubuntu 9.10 and I've used several Windows servers from NT right up. Sounds expansive, but I've always been an intuitive but not-in-depth user. Nevertheless, my favorite was always Mac because they understand how crappy typing at a terminal is. Ubuntu, while having a slick interface REQUIRES command prompt typing in order to avoid an unhappy, evil system. Sorry LINUX developers ! You've done really well so far, but a happy OS is hard to make.
I also miss being able to play advanced Windows games. Crashes and error messages are TERRIFYING because of how much effort, reading, trial and error you have to go through just to diagnose and solve the problem.
The amount of time I have spent so far is more than the hype on Ubuntu suggests. Let's face it, time IS money, therefore, Ubuntu in my opinion is not totally FREE.
Awesome op system
by Lcriver on February 20, 2010
Pros: Windows keeps changing things and over $200 for a new op is way to much. People need to wake up and realize there is another world out there and windows and apple are not the only ones. Plus Linux beats apple as far as being secure hands down.
Cons: Just having a wee bit of trouble getting my printer working.
Summary: I like it, it is a rock solid op system that doesn't crash like windows and apple computers do. I didn't need to change anything as far as ...
Summary: I like it, it is a rock solid op system that doesn't crash like windows and apple computers do. I didn't need to change anything as far as hardware is concerned and most of my software runs on it already...
Better than windows by far
by N_Y_ on January 10, 2010
Pros: everything you don't like about windows GONE!! POOF!! everything you like stays
Cons: wine doesn't work with all programs
Summary: simple! much more simple than windows and for free! most programs you use are probably made for linux too. if it's not you can use a program called "wine" ...
Summary: simple! much more simple than windows and for free! most programs you use are probably made for linux too. if it's not you can use a program called "wine" it works really well. you can try it with a live cd without changing anything on your computer!