Ubuntu Linux Is an Ideal Windows Replacement
Can you use a reliable, free operating system that can run on new or older computers? How about an operating system that comes packed with hundreds of software programs? Do you want to try out a fully functional OS that runs in a live CD session and can coexist with Windows or Mac operating systems on a dual-boot hard drive installation?
The Linux operating system exists in dozens of individually tailored versions known as "distributions." Each one is based on open source standards and is the product of a sponsoring community of developers who target a specific type of user -- enterprise, educational or commercial.
Platform of Choice
The stable and easy to install Ubuntu distribution is fast becoming the Linux platform of choice. You can run Linux on any computer using Ubuntu's Live CD feature, and save your files and settings to a USB flash drive for instant access -- giving a new meaning to "portable computing."
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