An Alternative to Microsoft Windows OS

Ubuntu screenshot

Ubuntu screenshot

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Microsoft Windows Operating System (Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7), look no further. It’s name is Ubuntu. It may have a funny name, but it means serious business when put to use. It is fast, slick, stable and priced just right: it’s free! That’s right, Ubuntu is a full-blown, open-source operating system that anyone can download and install at no cost. In fact, I’m using it right now on my Acer Aspire One netbook to write this blog post. After I used my regular laptop to download the Ubuntu Desktop source file, I burned it onto a USB flash drive
following their simple instructions. Then I simply plugged in the USB drive to my Acer netbook and turned it on. Presto, an Ubuntu screen shows up asking you if you simply want to try the OS from the USB drive or install it. After I made a clean install, which took no more than 5 minutes, I was up and running. Ubuntu has all the applications I will likely need on my Acer netbook. I can now go to Starbucks, where I happen to be right now, and browse the net, check email, do research, write blog posts, listen to music, just about everything I could have done with Windows XP or Windows 7, but all for free. In addition, they offer a cloud service called Ubuntu One, where you can sync your files onto the net so you can accessthem anywhere, anytime, Again, this is free for up to 2GB of disk space. Wow, Christmas came early for me this year!

Ubuntu Netbook screenshot

Ubuntu Netbook screenshot

To learn more about Ubuntu (currently version 10.10), please visit http://www.ubuntu.com/

To download Ubuntu for Desktop or Laptop, please visit http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop

To download Ubuntu for Netbooks (a light version), please visit http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 1:48 am by The Boss · Permalink
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