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"Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others".

Ubuntu is a Linux operating system originally based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software.

Ubuntu is backed by Canonical's commercial services and offers support on both the desktop and the server. It releases critical bug fixes and is never more than six months away from the latest version of anything in the open-source world.



Where To Get Ubuntu:


Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/

Download Install ISO:


Desktop: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Server: www.ubuntu.com/server/get-ubuntu/download


Purchase Install Disc:

Desktop: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/cds

Server: http://www.ubuntu.com/server/get-ubuntu/cds




Where To Get Support:


Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/

Main IRC Chat:    #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net

Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/ubuntu

Manuals: http://ubuntu-manual.org/ , https://help.ubuntu.com/

News: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

Enterprise Support: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/services





Ubuntu Manual Project:
Our project is an open source volunteer effort to create and maintain quality documentation for Ubuntu and its derivatives.



Full Circle Magazine:
Full Circle is a free, independent, monthly magazine dedicated to the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems. Each month, it contains helpful how-to articles and reader submitted stories.


Ubuntu Pocket Guide:
Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is concise. Its goal is to explain the essentials of day-to-day Ubuntu administration in a fuss-free manner.



Other Linux and Open Source e-books and manuals:
Take a look at the list of other  Linux and open source manuals, e-books, and resources available online at no cost.




Additional Information:


Training: http://www.ubuntu.com/support/training


Package Manager:

Add/Remove Applications - The easiest way to install and uninstall programs.

Synaptic - Advanced control of software and other system components

Apt - If you prefer using the Terminal.



Gnome 2: GNOME  2 is intalled as the default desktop for Ubuntu 10.04 and older. GNOME offers an easy to understand desktop for your GNU/Linux or UNIX computer.



Unity: Unity is now the default desktop experience in Ubuntu 11.04, so all users will get to experience this radical change from the traditional GNOME desktop from Ubuntu versions past.




Kubuntu: Ubuntu with KDE desktop enviroment



Xubuntu: Ubuntu with the light-weight XCFE desktop enviroment.



Ubuntu Studio: Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional.



Mythbuntu: Ubuntu focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system.



You can also install Aptitude as well. From what I understand they will still keep aptitude in the repositories.

Default and Additional Software: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Lucid#Default_Applications