There are a lot of Linux distributions out there. These can be thought of as different 'flavours' of Linux. One very decent release has become very popular in the last couple of years. Ubuntu Linux was launched in 2004. It is a Debian and GNU/Linux operating system. It is very easy to use and there is no need to type commands. Everything works by clicking and selecting options. Ubuntu has made Linux accesible to the masses. Before Ubuntu came along people were not happy with Linux because it was complicated. It required too much setting up and tweaking. Most of the people just want things to work right away. Ubuntu has a great philosophy and will always remain free. It also has a strong financial backing which gives it an edge over low budget distributions. It seems that Ubuntu Linux is here to stay for a long time. If you are new to Linux than Ubuntu is something that you should try out. It is stable, has great releases and a large community of volunteers that are willing to help you out. So take the plundge and find out the amazing free software that Linux has to offer you.