Ubuntu, The Most Popular Linux Distribution

Ubuntu, The Most Popular Linux Distribution

The Linux operating system is growing very fast nowadays and is becoming very important in different areas of our life such as education, business and infrastructure. There are many Linux distributions out there and many of them are created for specific tasks, but which one is the most popular? Did you guess it? Ubuntu?

Yes, Ubuntu stays on top. It is unbelievable how fast this Linux distro is growing. How many users does Ubuntu have? We can’t be one hundred percent sure about that, but according to http://www.ubuntu.com there are at least twenty million Ubuntu users all over the world. Do you know what makes me happy? There are more than twelve million people that know about Ubuntu but never used it. This is an important fact which shows that the Ubuntu linux distribution is growing up exponentially.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a Debian based Linux distribution being named after the African philosophy of Ubuntu which means ‘sharing towards others’. Unity is the default desktop environment of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Price: Free
Code: Open Source
Package Manager: Apt-Get
Security: Very Secure

How fast is Ubuntu?

This smart powerful operating system offers a great environment with the latest tools for developers. Are you interested in data mining? What about large-scale financial modelling? Then go for Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu to program in python programming language myself and until now I am very happy with it.

Ubuntu offers you many development tools, whether you’re a teacher that want to teach your students some simple python scripts, or a mobile app developer. What does Ubuntu offer to the developer?

  1. The fastest route from development to deployment on desktop, mobile, server or cloud
  2. The desktop of choice for developers at some of the world’s leading technology companies
  3. Development environments can easily be set-up for any open-source technology
  4. The broadest and best development tools and libraries, all accessed easily from within the OS

I can say it is very fast and since i have been an Ubuntu user i have never had performance issues with my machine. Before moving to Ubuntu i have been a Windows user and to be honest with you guys it was a very painful experience, the machine started slowing down ad the time passed and it was necessary to do a fresh installation of Windows operating system every 3 months. The good thing is that Ubuntu is compatible with Windows files too, which means you can open, view and edit your Windows files in your Ubuntu machine.

Ubuntu Desktop Edition, System Requirements

– 700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better)
– 512 MiB RAM (system memory)
– 5 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
– VGA capable of 1024×768 screen resolution
– Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
– Internet access is helpful

Ubuntu is also available in servers and smart phones. Fast, Free, Open Source, Secure and Compatible with a range of other devices, this is Ubuntu. What for can you ask more?

You can take the Ubuntu online tour in here: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/take-the-tour

  • http://opinadorcompulsivo.blogspot.com Miquel Mayol i Tur

    Ubuntu is the NEWCOMERS GNU/Linux distro for home users.
    Then usually after some months they migrate to others as Debian – more stable – Mint – easier – or Manjaro – cutting edge -.
    It is also with their LTSs a great enterprise and Small Office provider.

    And their spins Kubuntu Xubuntu and Lubuntu together are more used than the Unity version or ubuntu-desktop one

    Also is diverging from the community not using systemd or Wayland and probably would be a great divergence between GNU/Linux distributions.

  • Mark Rabideau

    I wonder where the data/ statistics for your popularity assertion is located. Distrowatch would support your assertion if you add Mint as one of the Ubuntu Variants. Otherwise Distrowatch does not seem to indicate that Ubuntu (vanilla) is anywhere close to being the most (downloaded) distro.

  • Teddy Lovely

    Thanks for the help of Unity, it’s make me moving to Kubuntu and other distro.

  • Gnubie

    Ubuntu is not just for new comers, a lot of business that want a well
    tested, well supported distro choose Ubuntu (such as Google). However,
    most hard core GNU/Linux users that have a deep understanding of
    Unix-like systems will be more apt to choose a distro tailored to their
    needs. Most people stumble upon Ubuntu through friends, or media
    exposure, rather than going to Distrowatch. I for one didn’t even know
    about Distrowatch until I had used Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu and Puppy. So using Distrowatch as a base for “data” or “statistics” is only an indicator of what people that want to try different distros/OS are checking out. I am sure you realise Ubuntu is the only distro that is in thousands of stores preloaded on Dell and HP computers. Ubuntu has helped the GNU/Linux community by taking huge (sometimes very unpopular) risks to bring this OS to the public, and set itself as a one-of-a-kind OS.