In all the years that I have been involved with computers and using the Internet it has always been my experience that if I can get a smooth working system to complete my assignments then life would so much better. I could never understand why it is that Windows operating systems gave so much trouble, not to mention the fact that they lacked speed in any department, including networking. With a configuration that may be considered as proprietary in nature, Ubuntu slowly climbed the ladder and immediately began replacing everything we thought was so important to us before. I never personally tried Ubuntu until version 9 came out and I am here to say that there was something very special about it. Every year, new distributions are available for download and for the most part they seem to work flawlessly.
Until I was introduced to Ubuntu I had no idea what the word “sudo” meant, but now that I do, I find myself using it more often than not. When I first heard about Ubuntu I though it was designed for people who were familiar with programming, but I am here to tell you that you do not have to be a programmer to use Ubuntu, in fact transitioning from one OS to the other is much simpler than you might think. For those who are unfamiliar with the different stages of the software, a new version is first introduced with a .04 extension (like 11.04) which is the beta version and after the kinks have been worked out it changes to .10 extension (11.10) otherwise known as the final cut. These versions are all free and we are now at the 12.04 stage. In my opinion this has to be the smoothest version that Ubuntu has put out so far.