I have been using Ubuntu Linux for quite some time now and I am amazed at its working! How can this great piece of work be distributed without any money charged? Anyway, I am happy that I am able to use this Operating System with no worries of Viruses. Also, being able to use Linux Terminal and The VI editor for shell scripting is tough for the starters, but once you are used to it, its real fun. I think UBUNTU is rightly called “Linux for Human Beings”.
Everything Open Source and FREE
Ubuntu Linux is an Open Source Software which is completely free. You don’t need to pay a single Penny to use Ubuntu. Just order the CD for free [free shipping too] or Download the entire OS online and just Install. Also, you can modify the source code and design your own Cool Linux without paying any royalty.
Ubuntu Software Center
It is just so cool! You just need to type the name or Function or the Software you want to Download. It searches within the OS weather an Open Source Software alternative is available. After you select any open source software from the list, that software will be Downloaded and Installed automatically. No need to visit the Software website for downloading it, but if the software is not available in the list you will have to use the normal method [but this will be a rare case with Ubuntu]
Inbuilt FireFox Web Browser, Open Office and GIMP Photo Editor
FireFox, GIMP and Open Office which are among the biggest open Source softwares are inbuilt by default. No need to specially download them. GIMP is a far more better Image editor than MS Paint. Open Office is the Best Alternative to MS Office, and Do I need to say anything for comparing Internet Explorer and Firefox?
Ubuntu supports up to 16 Virtual Workspaces which are located in the lower right corner of your screen by default. You can shift any program form one workspace to another with ease. This helps to unclutter the desktop and Also to hide any working process if you don’t want anyone to know about it.
Comparatively Virus-Free as compared to Windows
I don’t really want to talk about Viruses for Windows! There are billions of those. But Ubuntu Linux being a Free OS, people don’t really get paid for making viruses. Also, viruses for Windows are mostly made on Linux! According to the latest statistics, there are just a few more than 1000 viruses/malwares for Linux. I hope you know that this is a very low figure and the chance of your Computer getting affected by it is negligible, so there are just a few Antivirus software for Linux, but most people don’t feel the need to use them.