I have been using Ubuntu for 4 days now. It makes me addicted to it. Almost of the time I am running Ubuntu on my PC. It likes Ubuntu is my default OS now. Hahaha. But, have you ever try Ubuntu yet? Ubuntu is free though. You can download the latest version or you can get a free copy of the installation disc. The installation disc is also can be used for live CD which mean you can use Ubuntu without need to install it.
But I really do not recommend you to try Ubuntu from the live CD. I am more prefer for you to install it right away. If you using the live CD, everything is slow. That is why I don’t like Ubuntu when my first time using it — from the live CD.
But after I installed it into my machine, wow! I really enjoy it. I have learn many things. Do the typing, download the updates, find the tweaks, solve problems, and many things. I am sure you will feel more enjoy to use Ubuntu like this way rather than using the live CD version.
So why you should use Ubuntu? I know you might not use Ubuntu for a long time period but at least you try and feel how power this Ubuntu is. Don’t use Ubuntu from the live CD. Install it right away into your partition.
1. Ubuntu is free. Everyone love free things right? So do I. Ubuntu is release for free. Anybody can download it freely from their server. If you don’t have high speed connection, you can request to get free Ubuntu CD from them. You will receive the CD about two weeks from the request date depending on where you live.
2. Use less resources. Yup, even your low-end PC can use Ubuntu. Ubuntu does not need high RAM, high CPU speed, bigger hard disk space. Everything is neat and small. Even Ubuntu has released Xubuntu. A lite Ubuntu edition that works perfectly on a low-end PC.
3. Has nice GUI and effect. I was having problem with my graphic card. Ubuntu was not recognize it. But after I did some research at the Ubuntu community and I found the solution. Then, do you know what happen after I get my graphic card recognized? Watch the video below.
But the video is not done by me. Just want to show you the effect that I can do with my Ubuntu. Cool isn’t it?
4. Not difficult and not for geek only. Ubuntu is not difficult to use. Some peoples think that you need to know programming to use Ubuntu. It is really unacceptable reason. Ubuntu is not for geek. Ubuntu is for human being. If you have problem, just search for the solution. Need a software, there are many softwares available in the Add/Remove. Just choose which application that you want, tick it and download. Ah, I forgot to mention that using an open source operating system, you need to have good speed internet connection (broadband is recommended) because you will need to download this and that to make your Ubuntu works perfectly. But still, it is not difficult.
5. Tweak and get faster internet connection. In Windows, we can tweak our system to get faster connection. It can be done using a third party software, which mean, you need to buy it. In Ubuntu, you also can tweak your system with free of charge. And your internet will go more faster than in Windows. This is my experience. So I know. I did some tweaking based from the guide at the community and I can surf the internet faster than before. Plus with the tweaking that I made in Firefox, my web browsing connection speed becomes greater. I do not know how to say what I feel about the speed. Really impressive. But take note, you can actually do a lot more than this. Not just tweaking your connection only.
6. No viruses. I was looking to get an antivirus for my Ubuntu but hey, you do not need antivirus for Ubuntu. Why? Because Ubuntu is safe from viruses, trojans and so on. But I hope it will be safe for ever. In fact, win32 viruses can’t infect your Ubuntu system because first, the virus is code to attack Windows. Second, in Ubuntu, you need to enter your password if you want to do super user task like modifying system files, eg: copy, delete, edit. Viruses need to have super user privileges so they can modify the system settings. But if you want to install antivirus, you can use Avast. And maybe you would like to read this article about antivirus in Linux.
7. The community is big and helpful. Everyone will has a problem when they first time using Ubuntu. But don’t afraid. Ubuntu has big community that will help you. But make sure you do your search first. Here is a Google tip that I use to get good result.
In the Google search box, type “ubuntu your problem text here” (without the quotes). Then choose links that will direct to ubuntuforums.org. By using this tip, it will reduce your time to search in the forum. For an example, enter “ubuntu huawei e220” (without the quotes). But you must choose good keyword for better result.
I know there are many reasons why you should use Ubuntu. If you want to share your experience using Ubuntu, you can share it using the comment form below. Share your reason why you should use Ubuntu.