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If you’ve purchased a computer at any time since their inception, it has come pre-installed with either a Windows or Mac operating system. But there is an alternative – a powerful, lean contender in the operating system wars, and its name is Linux.
The Linux OS with a cuddly penguin as its mascot, claims a small but growing, fiercely loyal group of enthusiasts. Among Linux’s many benefits are stability, customization, and security.
Intrigued? Want to know more?
In this video, you’ll learn about the origins of this open source operating system and the basics of the Ubuntu Linux desktop environment. A basic Linux installation comes with wide range of productivity software, but through it’s repository, literally thousands more free applications are available. We’ll take a look at the Ubuntu software center to review some of these options.
In some instances, making a complete switch to Linux isn’t an option – and it doesn’t have to be. So in addition to a fresh installation, we’ll review alternative installation options that allow Ubuntu to co-exist with Windows.
The most recent version of Ubuntu is Lucid Lynx, 10.04. The video will provide you with a sneak-peak at a real desktop and give you just a sample of the many ways you can customize it to your liking. We’ll wrap up with a few key resources where you can learn more about the Linux community.