What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more.

Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office.

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The Ubuntu promise

  • Ubuntu will always be free of charge, along with its regular enterprise releases and security updates
  • Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies from across the world
  • Ubuntu provides the best translations and accessibility features that the free software community has to offer
  • Ubuntu core applications are all free and open source. We want you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

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Ubuntu Cloud

Give your business IT a lift with cloud: more capacity, more flexibility, more control

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Ubuntu News

Read the latest Ubuntu antics and what's coming up next...

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Ubuntu Shop

The only place for your Ubuntu supplies, from t-shirts to training

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Get Involved

Join the Ubuntu community and share the spirit: help other users to make the most of Ubuntu

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Get Support

Make the most of our community support and free documentation, or buy Canonical professional support

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