In its recent SEC
filings, Microsoft, the Redmond software behemoth whose Windows OS has ruled the desktop market for so long, acknowledged the fierce competition it faces from Canonical
, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu
project. This is a very interesting confession on the part of MS.
For a long time, Microsoft had pretended that the only viable competitor it faced was Apple which needless to say was a very wrong notion, brushing Canonical aside like a fly. The Ubuntu project has come a long way from its initial humble beginnings. Today, it is the most widely used desktop Linux distro in the world. Most people that use Microsoft Windows are mostly surprised when they try Ubuntu for the first time.
The only thing that made Microsoft and its Windows OS dominate the market for so long was just a perception that MS had successfully created at the back of the minds of people. You had a whole generation of people grow up thinking that Windows is synonymous with computer and that knowing Windows made you a guru. There are those who do not even know of the existence of any other OS.
It is this perception that Canonical under the march of its commander in chief and “benevolent dictator for life” has managed to break to a large extent. And in acknowledging that Canonical has successfully cleared the dust off people’s eyes, Microsoft of all companies has admitted to the whole world that it is afraid of Canonical and Ubuntu.
In order to help Ubuntu march on to victory in this fierce battle of OS, I entreat all my wonderful readers to download a copy of this great OS here,
install it or at least run the live CD and tell as many of your friends as possible about the imminent rise of Ubuntu as a 100% alternative to Windows. Go and experience freedom. Use
Ubuntu and see Microsoft weep.
On several occasions I have observed on lots of Linux forums, complaints from new users of the formidable Ubuntu Linux distro that they are not able to run this or that program or application that they used in Windows. You sometimes get to see threads where people are asking how to install a .exe file they downloaded off the Internet!
Most people that try Ubuntu Linux or any variant of Linux for that matter, do so because they have heard its an alternative to Microsoft Windows. Yes its an alternative to Windows. But thats all there is to say about that. Linux is a completely different OS that has its own way of doing things.
It must be made clear to anyone that intends on trying Ubuntu Linux that it is not the same as Windows, things are done differently, applications have a different way of performing functions, ways of installing applications are different and a host of other very striking differences between the two OSs.
Ubuntu Linux is not Windows. Ubuntu is a free OS that is developed by a worldwide community of software programmers and users. Windows is developed solely by Microsoft, the software behemoth located in Redmond in the US. Ubuntu was founded on philosophies that aim at empowering the end user of the OS giving you the freedom and flexibility to use the OS rather than be used by the OS as is the case with Windows.
Any Windows user that is interested intrying out Ubuntu Linux should get the LiveCD from which they can test and see the differences between the Ubuntu Linux and Windows. That way, the learning curve the is mostly encountered with switching to Ubuntu Linux will be reduced to the barest minimum.
If you are a system administrator, have heard of Ubuntu as being a powerful free alternative to Windows and want to give it a try, then do so with these simple tools without affecting your current Windows installation.
This application makes it easy to run both Ubuntu and Windows on the same computer while sharing the same desktop. It runs on Windows Xp, Vista and 7. Ubuntu runs as a native Windows application and gives you the ability to cross edit documents in both OSs. You enjoy incredible speeds and flexibility. You would not need to alter your existing partition to get Portable Ubuntu to work. Try it out.
Ubuntu can run on Windows without the need for visualization through andLinux. It allows you to run a full featured install of Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows giving you native speeds without the need for any visualization.
This is a Windows application that automatically creates a bootable Ubuntu usb drive.You can also run Ubuntu and Windows simultaneously without the need for any installation on your PC. Try it out.
Wubi is an officially supported Windows Ubuntu installer. It gives the option of booting into either Ubuntu or Windows on start up. Try it.
Let me know what you think of the above tools for making Ubuntu isntalltion on Windows as easy as it can get.