Ubuntu is an open source software operating system that runs from the desktop, to the cloud, to all your internet connected things. The open source Ubuntu desktop operating system powers millions of PCs and laptops around the world. Ubuntu comes with everything you need to run your organization, school, home or enterprise. All the essential applications, like an office suite, browsers, email and media apps come pre-installed and thousands more games and applications are available in the Ubuntu Software Centre. Ubuntu offers thousands of apps available for download. Most are available for free and can be installed with just a few clicks.
Ubuntu is designed to work beautifully on the latest laptops, desktops, and touchscreen devices, it looks incredible on high-resolution screens and with touch screen enhancements and interface refinements including individual menu bars in each application window, it’s now even easier to use. Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations on Ubuntu with LibreOffice, the open source office suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office. That means you can open and edit files like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations and share them with other users quickly and easily. You can also use Google docs directly from your desktop. Renowned for speed and security, Ubuntu and Firefox make browsing the web a pleasure again. Ubuntu also includes Chrome, Opera and other browsers that can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre.
Ubuntu comes with Thunderbird, Mozilla’s popular email application, so you’ll have fast desktop access to your email. No matter which email services you use; Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, POP or IMAP, email just works. Ubuntu is full of free apps to help you enjoy, manage, edit and share your photos, whatever you use to take them. With fantastic support for cameras and phones, you won’t need any extra drivers to get up and running. Edit your photos or create professional illustrations and designs with tools like Gimp and Inkscape, available in the Ubuntu Software Centre. With Shotwell, you can quickly and easily import, organize, edit and view your pictures. And you can share your favorite snaps on all popular photo sites and social networks. Watch all your favorite content on Ubuntu with apps for playing, managing and sharing your videos. Edit your movies with PiTiVi and then watch them in Movie Player — or add VLC and OpenShot from the Ubuntu Software Centre, for compatibility with even more file formats. There are thousands of games available for Ubuntu, including titles from the Unity and Steam platforms. Pick from critically acclaimed titles such as Dota 2, Civilization V, Kerbal Space Program, Football Manager 2018 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
Recommended system requirements:
- 2 GHz dual-core processor or better
- 2 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
- Internet access is helpful
Ubuntu flavors offer a unique way to experience Ubuntu, each with their own choice of default applications and settings. Ubuntu flavors are backed by the full Ubuntu archive for packages and updates.
- Kubuntu- offers the KDE Plasma Workspace experience, a good-looking system for home and office use.
- Lubuntu – is a fast, energy saving and a lightweight variant of Ubuntu using LXDE. It is popular with PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware.
- Ubuntu Budgie – provides the Budgie desktop environment which focuses on simplicity and elegance. It provides a traditional desktop metaphor based interface utilizing a customizable panel-based menu driven system.
- Ubuntu Studio – is a multimedia content creation flavor of Ubuntu, aimed at the audio, video and graphic enthusiast or professional.
- Xubuntu – is elegant and easy to use the operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.
- Ubuntu MATE – expresses the simplicity of a classic desktop environment. Ubuntu MATE is the continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop which was Ubuntu’s default desktop until October 2010.
- The Ubuntu Kylin project – is tuned to the needs of Chinese users, providing a thoughtful and elegant Chinese experience out-of-the-box.