Really. It isn’t.
Especially now, this latest version of the Ubuntu operating system (known as the latest ‘release’) was so simple to install. It took barely a few minutes and I was good to go. AND that was with a development version, meaning it isn’t even the full release! There have been times in the past where a lot of tweaking had to be done to make things work but with each release that has improved and so far I have had to do no tweaking to make this one work for me. None. It’s working right out of the box. Amazing.
The full release is scheduled for the end of April, 2010. Ubuntu always names its releases after when it is released. So this one will be known as Ubuntu 10.04 aka Lucid Lynx. The previous version was Ubuntu 9.10 aka Karmic Koala, which was released in October, 2009.
My mission with this website is twofold:
1) to dispute the argument that Ubuntu is too difficult to use compared to the alternatives. If I can figure it out, anyone can!
2) to help others by sharing how I use and learn about Ubuntu and other open source projects.
Read on if you care about my own story with Ubuntu…
I started with Ubuntu in February of 2007 and haven’t looked back. Really. At first I was very lucky to have friends like Cyrille (in French) and John who helped me understand the things I didn’t. And of course I spent a lot of time on the Ubuntu Forums finding solutions to my questions. I was amazed at how the Ubuntu community immediately stepped up to help someone they didn’t know. And that is where I discovered the true value of Ubuntu. Not only is it an operating system that I trust to work how and when I want it, but I believe in what it stands for, its philosophy.
Ubuntu is an African word meaning ‘Humanity to others’, or ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.