Ubuntu has got reputation as one of linux software which is easy to be installed and used. How could not, it’s graphic user interface is already so modern and user friendly… you can compare it with Windows or Mac OS! Moreover, by the releases of Ubuntu latest version, which is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This version is strengthen Ubuntu position as advanced free operating system!
Ubuntu 12.04 is an LTS or Long-term support version. It means, this operating system will receive security update to the next five years, suitable for you who doesn’t want to upgrade OS once every six months.
Ubuntu 12.04 now included the latest version from Unity Interface. Its taskbar is located on the left with Ubuntu logo as start button. Click on the button and type on keywords to search program and document files. There’s also an icon appeared if you’re not sure with software name you look for. But you don’t have to worry getting difficulties in searching software, because software in Ubuntu would be arranged as their categories to make searching process easier.
Programs run would be appeared on the left bar and you can make it as shortcut. You just have to right-click and select on “Lock to Launcher” to create shortcut.
In this latest version of Ubuntu, LibreOffice used is the latest version of this office software. You can easily work with LibreOffice because its function and display is not far difference with Microsoft Office.
For music lover, Ubuntu 12.04 uses media player named Rhythmbox. This Media player, in addition of playing music in your computer, can also be connected with Last.fm or Libre.fm. even music which are stored in your Ubuntu One account can be played here too.
Have you had Ubuntu One account? If you haven’t just register it directly… It’s free:) ! by registering, you will be given free 5 GB storage. You can use it to store files, songs, etc in cloud way. 5 GB cloud storage for me is more than enough, moreover if it’s given for free.
For exploring the internet, firefox become the mainstay browser of this latest Ubuntu. Email client is also overcome by Firefox’s relative, which is Thunderbird. However, if you hate Firefox (although Firefox is not supposed to be hated :p ), you can install Chromium browser via software center. Chromium is an open source version of Google Chrome.
By the way, about this software center, this is a place where you can search, download, and install software for Ubuntu, just like iTunes Store for Mac OS. Different with add/remove program in Windows, Ubuntu software center directly connected Ubuntu server. Almost all software there can be used for free, but now, paid software and game also started to be appeared.
To install Ubuntu, you just have to download ISO Ubuntu file here.
After that, you’ve just had to burn in CD, restart your computer, and boot from that CD to start installation process. The installation process is so easy, as easy as installing Windows.
Ubuntu is a fast operating system, even when you use it in old computer. If you had an old and slow computer when you install it with Windows, try to install Ubuntu in it. Your old computer would be alive again!
Ubuntu is the best Microsoft Windows alternative operating system you can get for free. Even when use it, you can simply forget if that operating system is a free operating system. Yes! I’m serious!