Ubuntu is a popular GNU/Linux distribution backed by Canonical. It is capable of supporting different hardware platforms like server computers, cloud systems, desktops, tablets and mobiles.
Ubuntu was started back in 2004 and over the years it has grown to become most popular open source operating system. Presently Ubuntu most used open source cloud solution and it acts as a stable base for other solutions offered by Canonical such as OpenStack.
When the project was started back in 2004, Ubuntu was using GNOME 2.x as default desktop environment. Later when GNOME 2.x development was discontinued in favor of GNOME 3.x / GNOME shell, Ubuntu started developing their own shell named Unity.
Unity is the default desktop environment of Ubuntu and it is a cross device compatible shell. the main motive of unity is to provide a uniform user experience in different platforms.
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Reviews of Ubuntu
- Ubuntu 17.04 is fairly solid, though does not offer anything significant
- Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapata - Viva la revolucion!
- Ubuntu 17.04 is a good release, except the Horrible DNS Issue (now ‘fixed’)
- Comparing Ubuntu 16.10 flavors : Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu and Xubuntu
- Why Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is most secure distribution out of the box?