It is Linux Vs Windows debate all over again and having used both i love to be in the middle of it.? If the talk is about servers or embedded systems, then Linux almost take it all but when come to desktop operating system then give up to Windows.? The percentage or figures of the desktops using Linux varies depending who you aske from 1% to 12%.? There is one small secret when come to Linux and the desktop usage of the operating system, and the secret is the rise and rise of Ubuntu. The believers in Ubuntu is excited at the expected release of Ubuntu 9.10 this Thursday.
Ubuntu is named after the South African ethical ideology ubuntu meaning humanity towards others. Yeah a real African concept and the views of Africans towards the greater good in life. Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease of installation.
According to ubuntu.com website Ubuntu promise:
- Ubuntu will always be free of charge, including enterprise releases and security updates.
- Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies around the world.
- Ubuntu includes the very best translations and accessibility infrastructure that the free software community has to offer.
- Ubuntu CDs contain only free software applications; we encourage you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on
Benefits of the new release (Ubuntu 9.10)
- improve graphics processing and stability.
- great cloud storage service.
- Faster boot times,
- revamped the way to add new applications with a new Software Centre
For the first timers it is simple, you can download Ubuntu for free and install it on your PC or laptop. Read more on installations and upgrade here. There is one amazing feature in that if you doawnload and burn the image into a CD, it allows you to run the operating system without installing it first on the hard drive. So a chance to test it before jumping into the fire or milk depending on your final experience or judgment.
Well before i sign out i would like to ask a question which is probably meant for the experienced users of both the operating systems, which one do you prefer ? Windows or Linux