2. A distribution of Linux
2. Ubuntu is a nice distro. I dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows.
The default desktop setup for the Ubuntulinux Hoary Hedgehog release
Some good points of Ubuntu are:
-It has decent package manager.
-It has very good repositories.
-It is easy to use.
-It comes with good freeware by default.
-It has many sub-distributions to choose from.
-It is easy to install.
-It has some nice utilities.
-It is decently easy to configure.
-It can be loaded from a fully functional Live CD or installed on your hard drive.
-It has lots of packages available to suit your needs that can be downloaded with a few clicks.
Some people think Linux is "copying" Windows, its not.
Some people say Linux is a religion, its not (although there is a large Linux community)
Some people insist that Linux is HARD to use compared to Windows, it isn't, it is just different.
2: Jim installed Kubuntu because he preferred KDE over Gnome.
3: I think people have to come to the realization that there isn't a "best OS", they all have their own good qualities.
Ubuntu is the most viable open source competitor against Windows and Mac OSX to date. Sure, 31337 #4XX0rZ might compile a Linux kernel from scratch or custom configure their own Debian system. A Ubuntu distribution offers a one-stop installation that can be later customized according to user preferences or used as is. Almost everything can be done through the graphical interface rather than through text commands. Ubuntu can be a non-intimidating graphical GUI for casual computer users or a robust Debian-based distribution for computer nerds.
If you're tired of Windows viruses, crashes, and slowdowns, try Ubuntu. It has the same look and feel of Windows, but is more resistant to buggy programs.
Guy2: Wow, good luck.
Guy1: Why, it just cost me 500 of my hard earned cash! It must be great.
Guy2: If you use windows, your a slave to microsoft and profit companies.
Guy1: Then what should i use?
Guy1: Uh, ok.
Also commonly used as a verb in conjunction with awesome accomplishments.
Can replace almost any word in the English dictionary, without detrimental the meaning of the original sentence.
verb; "I ubuntu'd her in the ass."
"Got my test results back man, turns out I'm HIV ubuntu"