Ubuntu is a distribution of Linux that has increased in popularity like no other distro ever has. But with a name that would make even a murderer giggle, you cant help but wonder what it means. According to the official site, Ubuntu means ‘Humanity to others’, or ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. I guess if you don’t put much thought into it, that definition makes some sense for a Linux distribution, but don’t think too hard as it will quickly become meaningless.
Anywho, I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop because next semester we are required to use a Linux/Unix environment. I wasn’t expecting anything special, but I was delighted by how the OS actually works. I have been using it since release 6.04 but I never went in depth until now. It appeals to Mac fans because of its appearance, and Windows users because of its apt-get package manager that makes it easy to update and install stuff.
But no matter how much I preach how good it is, there will be those dumb naysayers that don’t know shit about anything telling me that it sucks. “Steve, Windows is teh best, Ubun2 sux!/111!1″. Well guess what, you are a uneducated moron and wouldn’t know greatness if it punched you in the face. Just because your ‘Windows’ key on your keyboard performs no function in Ubuntu does not make it crap. Oh well, some people are just stupid.
My point is, download and try the OS. You can learn more about it here and download it for free. Yeah, I never did mention that it is free. Burn the image to a CD, and reboot your system. You can give it a test run off the CD without even installing it. Do the right thing, make the switch.
This entry was made using FireFox in Ubuntu 7.04