At Tombuntu you will find how-tos, tutorials, useful tips, and reviews for users of Ubuntu. I’m not posting here as frequently as I used to, so subscribe to the RSS news feed in your favorite reader to stay up-to-date. Tombuntu was started in March 2007.
My name is Tom Dryer, and I’m a computing science student from British Columbia, Canada. I enjoy working with and writing about Linux, and programming.
I started with Linux in 2004 after getting bored with Windows and deciding to try another OS that I’d heard about called Linux. At first I just burned various live CDs to see which ones would run properly on my computer. Eventually I found Ubuntu. The first distribution which I dual booted was Ubuntu 6.06. After installing it, I still used Windows the majority of the time until I moved over all my Firefox bookmarks and started to do my day-to-day browsing with Ubuntu. Today I’ve still got a neglected Windows partition for running some games I own, but other than that I use Linux exclusively. My desktop, netbook, home server, and web server run various versions of Ubuntu. My phone runs Android Linux.
For anyone who is interested in learning Linux, I’d suggest downloading some free virtualization software and setting up a virtual Linux system you can play around with. If you have a spare PC, I highly recommend setting up a headless server on your network; it’s a great way to learn and a lot of fun.
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Ubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, office suite, media apps, instant messaging and much more.
Ubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office.