Ubuntu Official Desktop Edition 8.04 - Linux for Human Beings
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Unable to run Windows?  Ubuntu is for you.

Product Information

What is Ubuntu?  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.  You don't need a new computer, you need a new operating system.

A safe a reliable alternative to Windows that was written by computer users from around the world to free the personal computer from chains of corporate designed operating systems.  Ubuntu has nothing to hide - no secret agendas.  It's not designed to make you buy a new computer each time it is upgraded.  Ubuntu is open to all users, of all languages and abilities.  Ubuntu will boot and run right from the CD.  You don't need to install it to your computer until you are ready to. 

Ubuntu was written to prevent virus and spyware attacks through the Internet from the beginning.  Because of this the number of viruses alive are just a tiny fraction of what the larger commercial operating systems have.  At home, at school or at work, it contains all the applications you will ever need, from word processing and email applications, to Web server software and programming tools  It even makes it easy to find thousands of free software applications and updates as they become available.

Product Features


  • Complete Office Productivity Suite
    • Word Processing
    • Spreadsheet
    • Presentation
  • Compatible with Microsoft Office - Easily open, edit and share Microsoft Office and other popular application files with your friends.
  • Full-Featured Paint Program - All the tools you need to design, paint and illustrate your projects.


  • Safe, Easy Web Browsing - Full featured Web browser including tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, search, and live bookmarks.
  • Effortless Instant Messaging - Stay in touch with your friends - works with AIM, Yahoo, MSN and more.
  • Integrated Email and Calendar - Your email the way you want it - simply check your email, create a calendar or search for a contact.


  • Intuitive Music and Videos - Store, search and browse your library and listen to Internet radio with the full featured media player.
  • Easy Editing and Uploading of Photos - Import your photos from your hard drive, camera, or iPod.

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Minimum Requirements

PC/Mac System Requirements:*

  • 300 MHz x86 processor
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of Hard Disk space (for full installation and swap space)
  • VGA Graphics Card capable of 640 x 480 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or network card
  • Ubuntu will only run on Intel based Macs
  • * Windows and Mac programs do not run under Ubuntu
Reviewed by 3 customers
4 star(s) Ubuntu 8.04

By Rog Verified Buyer from Olympia, WA on 12/25/2009

Primary Use: Personal
Pros: Easy To Navigate, Manages Software Collaboration Well, Easy To Install, Powerful, Useful Features
Describe Yourself: Value Oriented

Works for me, recommend to all upgrading from Windows 98 without a lot of cost.

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By Open Source is awesome from SLC, UT on 11/17/2009

Primary Use: Personal
Pros: Easy To Navigate, Useful Features, Powerful, Manages Software Collaboration Well, Easy To Install
Cons: Difficult To Navigate
Describe Yourself: Value Oriented


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5 star(s) Don't bother paying

By Kevin from Central, CT on 11/16/2009

Primary Use: Personal
Pros: Powerful, Useful Features, Easy To Navigate, Easy To Install, Manages Software Collaboration Well
Describe Yourself: Quality Oriented

Don't paying for this. It is available free for download, or if needed you can have a manufactured CD mailed to you. [@] I've been using Ubuntu for almost 2 years, its great.

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  • Mfr's Part #: 71685 

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