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    Dec 28, 2007, 04:13 PM
    What is ubuntu?
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    Dec 28, 2007, 04:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by MOWERMAN2468
    what is ubuntu?
    A Linux based operating system. Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu
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    Dec 28, 2007, 04:53 PM
    Thanks j9. But I am still confused. I do not know what a linux based operating system is either. I know I went with the vista home premium and simply hate it right now, but have been told that as I learn it it will be the best system I have ever used. Still waiting for that break through also.
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    Dec 28, 2007, 07:57 PM
    First its not a good idea to piggyback your question on someone else's. This can lead to confusion. You should start a new thread. So I've moved your question to its own thread.

    Linux is an open source operating system based on the UNIX OS which is used primarlily for businesses servers. Open Source means that is it freely distributed and the code is open so anyone can write their own enhancements.

    Ubuntu is an installer and shell for use with Linux.

    I like Vista. I believe there is another thread here that discusses opinions about Vista or you can start a new one and explain what you don't like about it.
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    Jan 10, 2008, 04:37 PM
    Scotts answer is a good one.So is j9's.If you want a history listen of Linux,take a look here.It is however more than a lite read: :D

    Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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