Ubuntu

Ubuntu is an operating system developed under GPL (General Public License) i.e.  it’s distributed as free and open source.The word ” Ubuntu “is a South African idiom means “Humanity towards others” . Ubuntu is always will be free of charges ,  You do not pay any licensing fees.You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.

Ubuntu mainly focuses on usability; it enables good user interface. You can install it to the hard disk within not more than 25 minutes in the live cd environment.It also bundles with powerful application software such as open office org. It’s an open source alternative to windows and Office.

Ubuntu promise

  • Ubuntu will always be free of charge, along with its regular enterprise releases and security updates
  • Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies from across the world
  • Ubuntu provides the best translations and accessibility features that the free software community has to offer
  • Ubuntu core applications are all free and open source. We want you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

It release a new version in every six months.You can have a free download from the following URL  http://www.ubuntu.com

or you can request for a CD , which is free of charges from here  https://shipit.ubuntu.com

They will send the CD of latest version of ubuntu to your home.