A fresh look
The Head-Up Display (HUD)
The new HUD gives you a fast alternative to the traditional, menu-based way of telling your computer what to do.
Ubuntu Software Centre
The Ubuntu Software Centre gives you instant access to thousands of apps. You can see the top-rated apps, compare apps by rating and user reviews.
You can surf in safety with Ubuntu confident that your files and data will stay protected. A built-in firewall and virus protection are available. And if a potential threat appears, we provide automatic updates which you can install in a single click. You get added security with AppArmor, which protects your important applications so attackers cant access your system. And thanks to Firefox and gnome-keyring, Ubuntu helps you keep your private information private. So whether its accessing your bank account or sharing sensitive data with friends or colleagues, youll have peace of mind when you need it the most.
Ubuntu works brilliantly with a range of devices. Simply plug in your MP3 player, camera or printer and youll be up and running straight away. No installation CDs. No fuss. And its compatible with Windows too! So you can open, edit and share Microsoft Office documents stress-free.
Ubuntu loads quickly on any computer, but it's super-fast on newer machines. With no unnecessary programs and trial software slowing things down, booting up and opening a browser takes seconds. Unlike other operating systems that leave you staring at the screen, waiting to get online. And Ubuntu wont grow sluggish over time. Its fast. And it stays fast.