You are surely surprised by this strange name that does not originate from English. Yes, Ubuntu is an African word and the meaning is very goodâ€“Humanity to others. The other meaning of the word is: I am what I am because of who we all are. The idea of open source software and the word meaning of Ubuntu brought together the creation of this new community operating system that is free for useâ€”yes folks, you have read it right: Ubuntu is free for use, and as per the declaration of the creators, it would be
The creators of the OS have declared that it will work very nicely for desktop systems, laptops, and also for servers. There are whole lot of applications and features that are part of this operating system, and you will be able to work effectively in your school, work, or business setup.
In the era of IT security being topmost priority, the operating system offers an integrated package, and also there would be updates in the coming years. The installation is free of cost and there is no licencing required for using it on your computers and also if you want to share it with others. It just like thatâ€”share what you have, for, you are what you are because of who we all are!
Features of Ubuntu
To use the new operating system, it is always handy to know the features and applications that are part of it. In this article, we will discuss some main features of Ubuntu:
You might have heard the name of Word Processorâ€”this feature has everything you need in word processor or desktop publisher. It is be very good for creating letters, faxes, agendas, minutes, or carrying out more complex tasks such as mail merges. Regular feature of word processor make it very easy to use for users.
Spreadsheet is also very easy to use and if you are a professional data minor, you will like the extensive range of features it offers to you.
Making presentations is easy with the OpenOffice provided by Ubuntu. You can use 2D and 3D cliparts, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools to create better presentations.
Easy note-taking with Tomboy
It is a good feature for people who wanted to avoid paper for taking quick notes. Tomboy is simple and easy to use.
Easy editing and uploading of photos
If you want to import photos or graphics from your hard-drive, camera, or iPOD, F-spot enables you to do so. You can also edit your photos with F-Spot.
Music and videos
Music and videos are always â€œthe wantedâ€ features of any operating system; and Ubuntu too has a very good software to deal itâ€”Rhythmbox media player. It helps you to store, search and browse your music library and listen to internet radio. Totem allows you to watch films, or videos.
Recent Realeses of Ubuntu In June 2008:
-Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition
-Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition