What is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is an operating system consisting of free and open source software. With Ubuntu you surf the web, read email, create documents, spreadsheets and more! Ubuntu gives you power and flexibility for business, education and home use.
“Ubuntu” is an ancient African word that means “humanity to others” This Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.
From – Ubuntu.com
Ubuntu is easy to install, free of viruses, and perfect for laptops, desktop and servers.The CD inside will install in a dozen languages; many more languages are available via download. This is a special long term support release of Ubuntu. Free security updates for this version of Ubuntu will be available for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server.