Linux: Ubuntu Sets Bar for the Rest

When it’s time to purchase a new computer most people believe they only have two options in terms of operating systems: Microsoft Windows and Apple’s OS X. But a third option exists in the Linux operating system. Linux has been around since 1971, when a handful of engineers at Bell Laboratories first conceived the idea. More than 40 years later there are dozens of different flavors of Linux, also known as “distros”, led by Linux Ubuntu. More …