what is ubuntu

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its great

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Can this be marked as invalid, it's not a question.

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Neo (pudumula-gmail) said :

well i presume u r a beginer to linux.
ubuntu is a linux distro and is very popular and to my experience its the most supported distro on the internet.
its fun fast and has a strong community.
the fact that i am answering this question must prove to u that.

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Neo (pudumula-gmail) said :

if u have any further questions post in this thread

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Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said :

Doesn't look like a question....please close this thread and if you want to know what is ubuntu go to www.ubuntu.com

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Tom (tom6) said :

Hi :)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No. It's a super Operating System :))

When people say "a linux distro" this is usually just a shorter way of saying a gnu&linux distro. Linux itself is 'just' the kernel, which is developed from the ideas in the unix kernel. Linux is not a complete system on its own as it lacks all the packages we normally thing of when we think of "linux". By sheer coincidence gnu was developed from the packages end first and still hasn't finished writing it's own kernel. The gnu kernel is called "herd" and you can try using it with Debian which is the distro at the head of the same family of gnu&linux distros that Ubuntu is in. Apparently it is quite usable even tho it's not finished (and probably wont be for a decade or 2 lol). Even after Herd is ready it will give err "linux users", just another option, just as there is choice between KDE and the Gnome desktop environment.

Some people say that a gnu&linux (or a BSD or other types of Operating Systems) are almost nothing to do with the packages and software and far more about the community of developers and support and just people that enjoy (or even hate) using it. In which case the answer to "What is Ubuntu" is you as you change what Ubuntu is just by being part of the community (whether you wanted to be or not)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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