Ubuntu for you
Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world. Ubuntu does everything you need it to. It'll work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras and MP3 players. And it comes with thousands of free apps.
What is an operating system?
An operating system is what makes your computer work. The core program of any computer, it's designed to run all your programs and manage all your hardware and software. Other examples of operating systems include Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Android.
How does it compare to my system?
With Ubuntu, you can do everything you can do with other operating systems. But faster. And for free!
How can it be free?
Ubuntu is, and always will be, absolutely free. Created by the best open-source experts from all over the world, Ubuntu is available in 24 languages and ready for download today.
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Take the tour
Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu's stylish, intuitive interface. Take Ubuntu for a test drive with our online tour and download when you're ready!
The release of Ubuntu 11.10 includes some clever enhancements to make your Ubuntu experience even more enjoyable. Take a look at whatís new and then feel free explore Ubuntu for yourself.
Why use Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is easy to use
And it comes with thousands of free applications. Ubuntu does everything you need it to. It'll work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras and MP3 players.
Why is it free?
Ubuntu is brilliant. It's no wonder our users ask how all this can be free. The answer is simple.
Itís open source.
Our global community is made up of thousands of people who want to help build the best open-source operating system in the world. They share their time and skills to make sure that Ubuntu keeps getting better and better. From IBM to Google, Firefox to Wikipedia Ė some of today's best software is based on an open-source model. Shared efforts. Shared principles. No cost.
Itís managed and funded by Canonical.
Canonical is the number-one Ubuntu services provider. Companies can choose to receive expert training, support or consultancy for a fee that goes towards the continued development of Ubuntu.