What is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that is based on Debian. It is a free and open-source operating system developed by Canonical Ltd.. There are many different flavors of the OS such as Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu and but we will be talking about the software in general.
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Why do you need it?
There are so many operating systems out there like Windows and macOS. Why should you select Ubuntu then? Here are all the main reasons that make it worth choosing.
One of the most prominent features of this OS and most other Linux distributions that distinguish them from other operating systems is that they are available for free. Most of its competitors are not free and you have to purchase them.
As mentioned above this OS is open-source. Open-source software give you more control over them. You can customize them to great extents according to your needs. Moreover, mostly bugs are fixed quicker on such software.
Perhaps the normal perception of many users is that Linux based OS are hard to work on and non-user-friendly. This is one of the main reasons why people don’t want to migrate from other OS, such as Windows, to Ubuntu. However, this is not the case. Although it may not be as user friendly as Windows it is no rocket science either. Once you give it a try after some time you would find it quite easy to use.
It is more secure than other OS such as Windows. One reason for that is that there are less viruses and malware out there for the OS than Windows. This is because Windows has more market share than it does. Another reason is that you can easily configure and make adjustments to it such as stopping services.
Frequent and regular updates
The OS is updated every six months and long-term supports are released every 2 years. These updates ensure greater security and hardware support.