Saturday, March 17, 2012

More bang for your buck

No hidden costs, no lock-in

Ubuntu is used as a desktop operating system by thousands of businesses on millions of desktops around the world.
Looking to escape the cycle of endless Windows upgrades? Now, there's a real alternative. No licence fees. No subscription costs. With Ubuntu, you can scale your desktop infrastructure without scaling the expense.
And Ubuntu is naturally free of viruses, so there's no need for expensive anti-virus software, and you can save on all the costs of maintenance associated with malware on Windows.

Business as usual

Fast, easy and quick to deploy, switching to Ubuntu has never been easier

Ubuntu is so easy that users can complete their day-to-day office tasks quickly and efficiently. IT departments also benefit from seamless installation, simple remote management, virus-free computing and 24x7 support from Canonical.

Windows and Ubuntu: Happy together

  • Run Ubuntu alongside your existing Windows systems
  • Exchange files with Windows users and organisations

Make the switch!

Canonical can help you prioritise the areas of your business that will benefit the most, so you can see a faster return on your investment.

A release schedule you can depend on

Stay up-to-date with free and regular updates and upgrades

Every business is different. That's why we provide two upgrade paths.
Standard releases every six months help you stay up-to-date with the very latest technologies.
Long-term support (LTS) releases, supported for five years, are perfect if you're looking for more stability over a longer period of time.

Ubuntu: JUST DO IT!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC - How-To Geek

VERY cool article with possibly the most useful things UBUNTU can do for your friends still running Win!

You might not be ready to accept Linux as your desktop yet, but you can still use it to save your Windows PC—whether you need to reset passwords, recover deleted files, or scan for viruses, here’s how to do it.
What we’ll do today is walk you through some of the most useful ways that you can repair your Windows PC using an Ubuntu Live CD, but keep in mind that most of these tasks can be performed with any version of Linux.

The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC

Friday, March 02, 2012

Gain More Control Of Your Ubuntu System With Ubuntu Tweak [Linux]

ubuntu tweakIf you’ve recently installed Ubuntu on your system for the first time, you have probably been busy playing around with it as much as you can. Indeed, the popular Linux distribution is fun to mess with and work on, no matter what kind of user you are. However, you may be interested in controlling your system even more to get the absolute most out of it. Terminals have usually been the way to go for things like this, but on Ubuntu you have another choice: Ubuntu Tweak.

About Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is a fantastic graphical tool to configure all sorts of things on your computer. You can configure lots of tweaks that apply to just your user account, deep admin settings, or run janitorial duties to make your system run more like a freshly installed one. Ubuntu Tweak has been mentioned a few times here at MakeUseOf before (if you’re curious, you can view those articles here, here, and here, among others), but Ubuntu Tweak has been completely redesigned from the ground up since the release of Ubuntu 11.10, so it’s worth taking another look.

Gain More Control Of Your Ubuntu System With Ubuntu Tweak