Learn about Ubuntu, an OS that isn’t widely used by many.
Most EVERYONE knows about Windows OS and Mac OS, but how many of you have actually used, or even heard of Linux/Ubuntu? Linux is an operating system that is preferred mainly by more tech-savvy people. I know what you’re thinking..”No thank you, I don’t want to break my head trying to learn something new, I’m good with what I have.”But before you run away from it because it sounds hard, let me explain to you why it is superior to other operating systems.
Now Linux is an open-source computer operating system, it’s sort of like the base, Ubuntu is a Linux “distribution”, it’s built off of Linux, it’s like the engine to the body of the car. At this point you’re probably wondering why would I want to even use it?, I already have an OS. Well, here’s why. Ubuntu is open-source, meaning you can change the coding, the source code of the OS is open to ALL. In addition to that, it’s a beautiful OS meaning, the way things are organized, is much like any other OS, for Mac users there will be little to no learning curve as many things are similar. Don’t worry though it’s not a minor change from a Mac it’s independent. Also if you’re a Windows user have no fear it’s quite easy to use.
At this point you may be thinking of something along the lines of “Well?, so what, why should I consider switching, I’m not going to change my computer’s OS for something I don’t even know about.” Well, here’s why Ubuntu is like the best of both worlds. You get the nice feel many people get from using Mac OS, but you also get the functionality and openness that Windows offers, maybe even more than that. Oh, and did I mention?, its FREE, and always will be, according to their website, and when they say free they mean it!
Free updates/upgrades for life, MANY MANY MANY free apps, great ones at that, built in security, Oh as well as Ubuntu/Linux specific apps, such as, the Ubuntu music store, and Cloud Storage.
Now, you maybe thinking “Okay, sounds good but How do I install it?,and What if I don’t like it?”, have no fear, it’s quite easy to try, all you need is an empty disc or flash drive. They have directions on their website to show you how you can trial the OS, don’t worry it won’t get rid of anything, if you don’t want it, you don’t have to use it you can continue using your current OS. However if you do want it, they too have instructions on installing it, in addition to that, if you don’t want to wipe your computer for it you can do something called “Dual-Booting” it allows two OS’s to run on one computer,meaning if you feel like using Windows/Mac, or Ubuntu today its all up to you. I highly encourage you to at least give Ubuntu a try, who knows maybe it’ll be your favorite OS.