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Most people thinks that Ubuntu is some sort of a cheap operating system that everyone can get for free, like illegally downloading a torrent. But the truth is you haven’t seen the true benefits of this OS yet. Today I’m going to give you 10 good reasons to choose Ubuntu as your default operating system, and I’m happy to say that those are the actual reasons why I choose Ubuntu as my favorite operating system.
If you’re going to get a copy of the Windows 7 OS, it would cost you about $300 US dollars. In my country it’s about 36000 rupees. A man with a basic salary would have to work three months to earn that much money. And to get Ubuntu you’re gonna need.. Well, nothing, because its free. Canonical also provides all the latest updates without asking anything in return. Ubuntu has been free for over 7 years and it always will be.
Let’s say you got yourself a Windows operating system. But that wont get you all the software to work with. You will have to buy all the professional software’s like Microsoft Office package and Adobe Photoshop to do your work using Windows. But in Ubuntu, you get all that for free. It comes with a pre-loaded open-source Office package and it also gives you the option to download and install any software you like from the software center.
Ubuntu is free from all virus and comes with built in security, which means you don’t have to buy any extra software to protect your computer. You don’t have to run a virus scan every time you plug-in a USB device and you don’t have to worry about anti-virus software’s slowing down your PC. Ubuntu-life is good.
Ubuntu is the fastest operating system you can ever find. No matter if it’s a 10 year old PC or a new quad-core laptop, even the latest version of Ubuntu will run smoothly on your computer. Not to mention that Ubuntu booting and shutdown times are way faster than Windows.
Ubuntu has a very large community, which always helped me to find solution to my issues regarding the operating system. I just had to post a thread about my problem and within minutes I got answers from pro’s in Linux community. This is something you can’t get from Microsoft customer support.
Ubuntu is a very user-friendly operating system. You don’t really have to be a geek or a pro to figure out everything in this system. Well, it did take me some time to get used to Ubuntu because I’ve been using Windows for many years. But installing both operating systems alongside (dual-boot) really helped me to realize the difference between these two operating system. And it only took me a couple of weeks before I started to feel like home using Ubuntu as my default OS.
Unlike Windows you don’t have to wait years to upgrade Ubuntu with new service packs. After getting a long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu you get the ability to upgrade your system with the latest fixes every six months for free. Ubuntu will detect when a new update is available and will prompt you to download it. And you don’t even have to reboot after updating.
With the latest version of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Canonical introduced a new feature called Ubuntu One. A cloud storage system that offers you 5 GB of online storage for free. This was one of the features that Ubuntu didn’t have for a long time.
Ubuntu comes with a set of pre-loaded social apps that helps you to connect with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and many other social networks as well as working with Emails. Skype is also available on Ubuntu too.
Getting Ubuntu for free doesn’t mean you have to stick with an operating system with a lame user interface and old-school theme’s. Ubuntu has a load of cool new customizable theme’s and comes with a stunning user interface with easy-to-navigate desktop, which includes a new HUD (Heads-Up-Display).
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