Linux is the oft-ignored third wheel to Windows and Mac. over the past decade, the Open Source operating system has gained a lot of traction, but it’s still a long way from being considered popular. Yet though that may be true, Linux still earns new converts every day. Will you join them?
The learning curve of Linux is what deters most users from even trying it in the first place. It can be a traumatic experience having to go from a GUI-based operating system like Windows or Mac to one that requires command line fiddling. But if you can get over that initial hump of difficulty, you may find that Linux is surprisingly robust.
Xubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
Visit the official website for information and download of the Desktop and Server versions of this extremely popular operating system: Xubuntu Website
We can install the very latest release on new or existing hardware and configure peripherals such as printers. This can be a very cost effective way of running a modern operating system on computers that were designed to run on Windows XP, 2000, Vista or Windows 8.
A complete office productivity suite LibreOffice contains a user interface and feature set that is similar to other office suites, and includes all the key desktop applications you need, such as: Word processor - for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book. Spreadsheet - a tool to calculate, analyse, and present your data in numerical reports or charts. Presentation - an easy, and powerful tool for creating effective multimedia presentations.
Edit and share files in other formats Easily open, edit and share files with your friends that have Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, KOffice or StarOffice.Quick and easy updates Updates The task bar contains an update area where we'll notify you when there are updates available for your system, from simple security fixes to a complete version upgrade. The update facility enables you to keep your system up-to-date with just a few clicks of your mouse.
A vast library of free software is available. Need more software? Simply choose from thousands of software packages in the Software Catalogue, all available to download and install at the click of a button. And it's all completely free!
What is open source?
There are 10 core principles of open-source software:
- Software must be free to redistribute.
- The program must include source code.
- The licence must allow people to experiment with and redistribute modifications.
- Users have a right to know who is responsible for the software they are using.
- There should be no discrimination against any person or group.
- The licence must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field.
- No-one should need to acquire an additional licence to use or redistribute the program.
- The licence must not be specific to a product.
- The licence must not restrict other software.
- The licence must be technology-neutral.