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Released: 2010-01-01

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Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition [Old Version] by Amazon

Software Details

Brand: AmazonMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 7
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Description

Ubuntu is a powerful free and open source Linux-based operating system for business, education and home use. As well as providing the Ubuntu operating system itself, this CD is filled with ready-to-use software to access the internet, create documents and spreadsheets, play games, music and videos, and much more. It’s easy to install, free of viruses and perfect for laptops and desktops. We release a new version of Ubuntu every six months which you can download for free, forever. This CD will install Ubuntu in a number of widely-spoken languages and many more can be installed on demand. Ubuntu is developed by a global community of users and is supported commercially by Canonical.

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Ubuntu 9.10 features a redesigned, faster boot and login experience, a revamped audio framework, and improved 3G broadband connectivity, for a first-class user experience
  • Easily share files between your own and your friend's computers--Ubuntu One gives you 2GB of online storage for free, and you can upgrade at a low cost for more storage if you need it
  • Refreshed Ubuntu Software Center offers instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications--no CDs, no licenses, no hassle
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations and share them with Windows users using OpenOffice.org
  • Provides free updates for the lifetime of your version, along with free upgrades to the next version

Editorial Review

Ubuntu Desktop Edition has already changed the way people perceive and use a Linux desktop. Built to combine usability with ease of installation, each new version pushes Ubuntu further into the mainstream. With Ubuntu Desktop Edition, you can surf the web, read emails, create documents and spreadsheets, edit images and much more. Ubuntu has a fast and easy graphical installer so you can be up and running in less than 25 minutes.

Ubuntu One
Ubuntu One gives you 2GB of online storage for free, and you can upgrade at a low cost for more storage if you need it. Click here for a larger image
Ubuntu Software Centre
Instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications through the Ubuntu Software Centre. Click here for a larger image
Evolution
Evolution gives you email, an address book and a calendar--all work well with colleagues and friends using MS Outlook. Click here for a larger image
OpenOffice
Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations can all be delivered through OpenOffice.org 3.0. Click here for a larger image

Fantastic Features

The latest Ubuntu release brings the best of Open Source together on a platform that is here to stay with eighteen months of free updates. With hundreds of improvements and the addition of the latest version of Firefox amongst other outstanding applications, more and more users are assessing why Ubuntu wins more and more converts with every release.

Store, synch and share with Ubuntu One

With the latest integrated Ubuntu One technology, you can easily share files between your own and your friend's computers. Ubuntu One gives you 2GB of online storage for free, and you can upgrade at a low cost for more storage if you need it.

Software centre

Instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications. Simply select your required applications from the Ubuntu Software Centre, and they will be added to your computer. No CDs, no licenses, no hassle.

Email and chat

Chat with friends and colleagues through Empathy which integrates Yahoo, Gmail, MSN, Jabber, AOL, QQ and much more. Evolution gives you email, an address book and a calendar--all work well with colleagues and friends using MS Outlook.

Browsing

Ubuntu includes Mozilla's Firefox 3.5 by default. It has quickly become one of the most popular browsers, used on millions of desktops throughout the world.

Photos

Upload from your camera or phone to F-Spot and manage, tag, share and sort your photos. Upload easily to your favourite social networking sites.

Music and video

Ubuntu enables you to plug in your PSP, iPod or MP3, share playlists with your friends, buy music in the Creative Commons online music stores and stream live radio and plug-in devices with UPnP. It also includes free streaming content direct from the BBC, YouTube and others.

Office applications

Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations can all be delivered through OpenOffice.org 3.0. And they completely integrate with Microsoft Office on Windows or Mac. The big difference is that OpenOffice.org is free.

Accessibility

At the core of the Ubuntu philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone and access should be free and complete whatever your economic or physical circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible desktop operating systems around, and is fully translated into 23 languages with more to follow.

Quick and easy updates and upgrades

Ubuntu provides free updates for the lifetime of your version, along with free upgrades to the next version. It is important to keep your system up to date, which is why we've made it so easy. After receiving occasional prompts to update, you'll just need to click your mouse to accept. Amazingly, this is also true for upgrades. So using the latest versions could not be simpler.

10 reasons why Ubuntu is for you

1. Users love its friendly, familiar interface--it's no coincidence that Ubuntu is the fastest-growing new operating system in the world with over 10 million users worldwide.

2. It's safe--Ubuntu is immune to Windows viruses, spyware and online threats, giving you a smooth, safe computing and browsing experience.

3. Ubuntu is getting better every day--thousands of expert developers, testers and users around the world are constantly improving Ubuntu and its many applications, with free updates delivered automatically.

4. It just works--with your camera, printer and scanner; plus Ubuntu has all the software you need to get going straight away. Listen to music, watch videos, import and edit pictures, work on documents and spreadsheets, surf the internet, chat with friends and more!

5. Access over 2000 applications--Play games, plot your family tree or learn chemistry. Download all these applications and more with a single click--all for free!

6. Ubuntu is the perfect, safe platform for your favourite web applications and services. Access Gmail, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, eBay and Skype with no risk of Windows viruses and online threats.

7. Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations and share them with Windows users--Ubuntu's office applications are familiar, compatible with Microsoft Office and easy to use.

8. Upgrade to the new Ubuntu release every 6 months. No messing about with CDs or validating licences, no need for expert help--just download for free and go!

9. Ubuntu is fully supported--Choose from world-class commercial support from Canonical or free community support--there are thousands of Ubuntu users just like you who love to help out.

10. Ubuntu is great value--Break free from constant, expensive, complicated upgrades with Ubuntu. In fact, a new computer running Ubuntu can cost less than a copy of a commercial office software package.

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Publisher: AmazonCategory: Linux & UnixBinding: DVD-ROMLanguage: English


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