Welcome to What is open source software? Is computer software that is available in source code and because of that is often developed in a public, collaborative manner. What is an operating system? It is the first thing you see when your computer boots up... the foundation layer between the application that you use and your computer. What is free software? Free software is about liberty, not price.
The liberty to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. What is Linux? It is a free and open source compatibility layer at the bottom of the operating system, that talks to the hardware. You are already using Linux everyday, it's in: Sky boxes, ADSL routers, web servers, Android, Google Search.... What is Ubuntu then? Named after the African philosophy of “humanity towards others”. Ubuntu is
a Linux based operating system distributed as free and open source.
It contains everything you need and
a store to download everything else. It's free and open source Shared code, shared efforts, shared principles. It's safe Life's too short to spend it worrying about viruses and malware. It's up- We release Ubuntu every six months and we bring you regular updates
for free. to-date Anyone can modify it! Anyone can modify it and distribute it! and Ubuntu! and secureSee the full transcript