Canonical has released the latest version of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish). A very popular Linux distro. This distribution can be downloaded from the official website at https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/.
In my opinion, Ubuntu is the best distro. The basic reasons why I use Ubuntu are:
1. Ubuntu User-Friendly
Due to the habit of using the Windows operating system, many computer users find Linux-based systems difficult to use. The community assumes Linux is an operating system made for Developers. This is a big myth and misunderstanding. Whereas installing Ubuntu is the same as Windows, even easier. Anyone with basic knowledge of computers can set up the system. Over the years, Canonical has improved the overall desktop experience and refined the user interface. Especially in the latest release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
2. Ubuntu Free
The leading motto of Linux is Free, and so is Ubuntu. Downloading, installing, and using Ubuntu Linux doesn’t cost a penny. Just download from the Canonical website or visit your favorite torrent website, create a Bootable ISO, or burn it on a USB drive. There used to be a free Ubuntu DVD-sharing program that shipped directly from Canonical via the Shipit Ubuntu program. Linux is also used in various educational and government organizations around the world to reduce costs. In addition, most of the software is also free.
3. Linux Safe. Say no to anti-virus.
Many early Linux users switched to Ubuntu Linux from the Windows operating system due to virus attacks. However, it would be wrong to say that Ubuntu is 100% immune to viruses. However, compared to Windows, which requires an antivirus, the risk of malware attacking Ubuntu is very rare. It also saves money because you don’t have to buy Anti Virus. In addition, productivity will increase due to the focus on work, not on anticipating the virus. Linux’s built-in firewall and virus protection methods ensure you are protected from viruses.
4. Height Customization
The ease of customizing the Ubuntu operating system is very reasonable. The freedom to customize your system is one of the main advantages that Linux-based operating systems have. If you don’t like a certain Desktop Environment, you can replace it with a new one. If you find the desktop environment unpleasant, feel free to experiment with something new. This characteristic naturally belongs to Ubuntu Linux, making it a great choice for everyday use. You can try tools like Compiz and make your Ubuntu experience more interesting.
5. Various Ubuntu Variants Available
New users may not know that apart from GNOME-based Ubuntu, there are many other variants. Various Ubuntu variants cater to the specific needs of users. If you want to try the sleek, modern KDE desktop environment, there’s Kubuntu. For systems with low configurations, there are Lubuntu and Xubuntu. Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu MATE are two other popular variants. Edubuntu is focused on schools and educational institutions.
6. Supporting the Ubuntu community
Just like any other Linux-based project, Ubuntu has strong community support and this is one of the biggest advantages of Ubuntu over other distros. You can search the internet, visit Linux forums, and get answers to all kinds of Linux questions. You can also visit https://www.ubuntu.com/support.
7. Low System Requirements
Two specific variants namely Lubuntu and Xubuntu were developed to meet the needs of low-class systems, Ubuntu Unity also does not require high system requirements. The recommended hardware requirements are a 700 MHz processor, 512MB RAM, and a 5GB hard disk.
8. Thousands of Free Software in Software Center
Find the software you like is much easier on Ubuntu. You just need to open the Ubuntu Software Center and find all the useful software. Just click the install button and the package will be installed. Alternatively, you can install various software with a few simple commands. Even after the installation, Ubuntu is equipped with various software such as Gimp, Chromium, VLC, and Firefox.
9. Improved Compatibility, Including Drivers
Along with the continued development of Ubuntu Linux which has been using the latest Linux kernel. This allows Ubuntu to run on a variety of old hardware with new systems with the latest chips. Ubuntu also comes with a variety of pre-installed drivers that save time.
10. Ubuntu Open Source
Lastly, like other Linux slogans, Ubuntu is Open Source.