Ubuntu Linux 5.04

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Support and Community

Paid support for Ubuntu is available directly from Canonical, and it is the only way Canonical profits from Ubuntu. Canonical offers full support for packages in main, limited support for packages in restricted and no support for software in universe or multiverse. In addition, companies other than Canonical are offering support for Ubuntu. A list of support companies is available on the ubuntulinux.org Web site.

Ubuntu has a large and growing community. Much of the documentation is community-written Wiki documentation. There are also Web forums, mailing lists and an IRC channel.

Conclusion

Ubuntu Linux is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to run Linux on a desktop system. It's easy to install and to administer. Everyone from beginners to experts can use and appreciate it. And it's free. If you are looking for a new Linux distribution, give Ubuntu a try.

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Steve R. Hastings first used UNIX on actual paper teletypes. He enjoys bicycling with his wife, listening to music, petting his cat and making his Linux computers do new things.

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nice overview

Ubuntu's picture

nice overview over Ubuntu Linux, keep up the good work!

compatibility

Daniel Aldana's picture

I came to know ubuntu becouse I have tried very hard to lean to work with linux, It surprise me the easyness of the intallation of your program,.....But....as i tried to install SUSE along with it I runned into the same problem; "It is very easy to run windows and any linux program, but be aware, it not the same thing when it came to run linux with linuxes.
Sugestion: Add more simplicity to the intallation
"Are You using another linux software (provide a list of possibles)"
"Ubuntu will now make room for your (linux flavor) by adding the following partition and choise at boot time" or something like that, you know I am not a linux programer so I do not know how to screw it.

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