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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ubuntu may just be one of the most popular distributions that the Linux community has developed over the past 5 years. What has made this distribution so popular is not only is it available for free download but you can also get a free CD mailed to you as well. This makes it easy for those who do not or don’t know how to burn a CD image of a .iso file. Overall the folks at Ubuntu have made it easy to try their product. It can be run as a live CD and also installed on a hard disk.
But there is more to the Ubuntu community than just free CD’s. They also have some of the best Linux forums on the Internet. Since most people who are using Ubuntu are new users, help is available at many of the forums that the Ubuntu community supports. Also there is something else that makes Ubuntu different. The user has a choice of different versions of the Ubuntu product.