Ubuntu 7.04 [OLD VERSION]
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- Award-winning Linux operating system with complete set of open source applications for desktops, laptops, and servers
- Office productivity suite, Web browser, and email for your everyday needs
- Instant messaging, image editing, and various tools for accessing and managing your multimedia files
- Free security updates delivered via the Internet for 18 months on the desktop and server
- Comprehensive DVD with desktop and server installation, alternate installation (e.g., OEM install), plus all of the supported add-on software and translations for dozens of languages
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and I must say I'm amazed.Ubuntu is too good to be true, yet it is true!
I was so familiar with XP and I couldn't think of an operating system
Although I didn't have the slightest experience in any other operating
system different than Windows XP, I managed to completely understand how
it works (and I'm not a PC geek or something).I had some problems to play
DVDs, but with a little search on the internet, I found everything I wanted.
Also, Ubuntu saw at once every peripheral I had connected to my computer
(it even saw my M-Audio 2496 sound card that XP couldn't without installing
some drivers!), that is the Printer, the scanner, a USB stick and a external HD.
As for the performance:
I have installed a hundred packages including DVD/CD/Music players/rippers/etc,
Torrent stuff, OFFICE, PDF/PS viewers, Image Editors and others...and the total
space used (incl. Ubuntu) is something like 3 GB! As for the CPU usage, having a bunch
of applications open, it never went morre than 41-42%.
I must also say that I have Windows XP installed on the same computer,and there seems to be no problem
at all.Also, with a small application that is offered for download (Ntfs configuration
tool) you can write to any other disc on your system, incl the one that Windows are installed
on, without the slightest danger/problem (in the old days, linux could only read other discs/partitions
in Ntfs format).
So in conclusion:
-Forget about linux not mounting external devices, USB sticks, printers,etc.Read more ›
Ubuntu is amazing. I have the current Feisty Fawn release on my laptop and desktop. Everything works great on there, from my modems to my video to my audio and even to my desktop's TV tuner card.
Adding extra software is as easy as opening your internet connection and opening the Synaptic Package Manager. Need Amarok? Just search for it in Synaptic and install it with basically a few mouse clicks.
Want to chat with your friends? You can with Gaim, which comes with Ubuntu. Gaim allows you to access your AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, and even IRC accounts at the same time. Yes, you can chat on multiple accounts at the same time with one program!
Want to play a game? Ubuntu comes with a multitude of games, including Solitaire and even chess. And adding more games is as easy as using Synaptic. In addition, you can install Transgaming Cedega and play Windows-based hit games, such as Warcraft, without booting into Windows or needing a Windows product key.
There is so much you can do on Ubuntu that it would practically take me forever to tell you. But I have been using Linux-based OSes for the past 3 years, and Linux has gotten so great that it is definitely a SERIOUS rival to Windows. Want more proof? Dell recently announced that they will sell some desktops and laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed.
Ubuntu also has a great online community. Have a question about something in Ubuntu? Just go to the Ubuntu Forums and ask away.
I have used them all. Red Hat. Xandros. Linspire. Suse. Mepis. Windows. Mac OS X. But in terms of bang for your buck, Ubuntu stands above the rest. Ubuntu is simply the best.
First, the install is easy. A few click, a very straightforward interface that anyone can understand, and you're on your way. You can easily choose between dual-booting (that is, having 2 operating systems, a la XP and Ubuntu), or having only Ubuntu.
Second, Ubuntu comes with most of the programs any basic home user is going to need. Open Office . org is an Office alternative that saves files that can be used on MS Office, Excel, etc. Firefox is the single best web-browser available for safety (use this on Windows, too, if you aren't already). Evolution mail is straight forward, and takes the place of Outlook very well. It's interface is similar to Ourlook or Thunderbird, or Apple's Mail.app. It comes with a dictionary, excellent advanced text editor (think notepad, but better), scientific calculator... for your high school student's Trig... yay!, not to mention a plethora of games, plus a skype client.
Third, as mentioned in other posts, the lack of a constantly monitoring anti-spyware and anti-virus program makes the computer snappier.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I switched from Windows to Ubuntu several years ago and I haven't had ONE problem with viruses or pop-ups or spyware. It's easy. It's solid. It always works. I trust my computer. Read morePublished on April 1, 2008 by Thomas W. Sulcer
I've been using Ubuntu since version 6.06, and I love it! Some of the more useful features include:
1) Synaptic Package Manager - A central location in which I can find and... Read more
My computer is fast, responsive, and does what I ask it too every time. The software is free, and virii infections, spyware, trojans, and adware are almost non-existant. Read morePublished on October 12, 2007 by Eric Durbin
I love Ubuntu, but I am pissed that they released 7.04 before working out the ATI driver problems- I can install 6.xx but not 7 because of my ati x1400. Read morePublished on October 10, 2007 by T. W. Edgin
Ubuntu does what you need a computer to do. When installing it is easiest to
use a drive on the primary slave position. Read more
It took several attempts to install. I think this was probably because of an ageing laptop. It's an old KDS valient. Once installed though it performs great. Read morePublished on September 28, 2007 by E. Lindbloom
I'm a geek. I know my computers. I took Ubuntu and loaded it in a different disk drive used as master. I had XP loaded in a similar drive used as master. Read morePublished on August 26, 2007 by Al Martin
This is an edit of my previous review of ubuntu.
I first gave ubuntu a one star rating and warned about ubuntu's lack of support for dial-up... Read more