Have you heard of this new freeware OS Ubuntu Linux OS if so whats your opinion

@bilook1 (152)
United States
January 11, 2007 10:49am CST
This OS is located on http://www.ubuntu.com/ I am thinking of using this OS I do a lot of web design among other things and I am very happy with Windows XP but I'm intrigued with the Idea of freeware I won't be forced to upgrade every time I turn around. What are the plus and minus to this OS.
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@raghed80 (113)
• Lebanon
13 Jan 07
i am downloading it and i will tell when i try it
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Thanks I'm looking forward to seeing how hard it is to install.
@siluka (307)
• Romania
12 Jan 07
i try a version of live cd. it is nice, but i stay at windows xp. i can't accommodated with linux :P
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@bilook1 (152)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I understand how you feel I have been training the past 4yrs. with windows XP but I hate to keep being at the mercy of Microsoft they can just stop supporting their product and there goes another wallet full of money.
@dynaweb (168)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I have been using SimplyMepis Linux for a while now and I highly recommend it. http://www.linuxboards.org/showthread.php?t=2400 It is based on Ubuntu but uses KDE desktop. Compatible with Ubuntu and Dedian packages. NICE!
@bilook1 (152)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Hey thanks for the information I really like it when you can get the whole picture before you use something. how difficult is it to install. Is it user friendly.
@Asylum (45474)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan 07
There are a lot of Linux distributions available, and a large number of them will alow you to download a disk image to burn to a CD or DVD. Linux is very user friendly these days and you usually have the option of which GUI to use, personally I use KDE for my desktop. The major downside is that major software vendors tend to produce Windows based programs. However, the plus side is that you can download all the software that you wish and it will all be free.
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