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Ubuntu desktop operating system powers millions of PCs and laptops around the world. An open source operating system backed by Canonical, the global software vendor that provides commercial, design and engineering support to the Ubuntu project. Their hardware enablement team supports the pre-installation of Ubuntu on more than 10% of all new PCs shipped, worldwide.

Ubuntu offers thousands of apps available for download. Most are available for free and can be installed with just a few clicks. Their apps directory at https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/?_ga=1.119297421.561190935.1481122567

You can create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations on Ubuntu with LibreOffice, the open source office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office. You can also use Google docs directly from your desktop.

Renowned for speed and security, Ubuntu and Firefox make browsing the web a pleasure again. Ubuntu also includes Chrome, Opera and other browsers that can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Ubuntu comes with Thunderbird, Mozilla's popular email application, so you'll have fast desktop access to your email. No matter which email service you use; Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, POP or IMAP, email just works.

Ubuntu is full of free apps to help you enjoy, manage, edit and share your photos — whatever you use to take them. With fantastic support for cameras and phones, you won't need any extra drivers to get up and running.

Edit your photos or create professional illustrations and designs with tools like Gimp and Inkscape, available in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

With Shotwell, you can quickly and easily import, organize, edit and view your pictures. And you can share your favorite snaps on all popular photo sites and social networks.

Watch all your favorite content on Ubuntu with apps for playing, managing and sharing your videos. Edit your movies with PiTiVi and then watch them in Movie Player — or add VLC and OpenShot from the Ubuntu Software Centre, for compatibility with even more file formats.

From Sudoku to shoot-em-ups, there are loads of games that'll keep you busy for hours. There are thousands of games available for Ubuntu, including titles from the Unity and Steam platforms. Pick from critically acclaimed titles such as Dota 2, Civilization V, Kerbal Space Program, Football Manager 2015 and Borderlands 2.