Ubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office, but more than that if has a community of developers and users ready to help with anything you may need.

Ubuntu 9.10 is the latest release from Ubuntu and continues the tradition of providing a modern, easy to use and flexible operating system for all needs. Ubuntu is suited to the home, the office, the school and on the move with its netbook release.

The main operating system and a core set of programs are installed from a single CD with just a few mouse clicks. The software includes Web, e-mail and other Internet programs, a full office suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office, drives for most hardware and plenty of utilities, games and other programs. If that is not enough for you, the Software Centre lets you browse the full range of available software to find and install any program you want with a few mouse clicks. There is no need to visit various web sites, download installers and run them, and certainly nothing to pay, just pick what you want and click Install.

Best of all, the entire operating system and suite of programs is free. Free to install as there is nothing to pay, free to use as there are no time limits or other restrictions and free to do whatever you want with as it is open source.


One of the best Linux systems for new users. Easy to install and set up with a good choice of software.