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Enjoy the simplicity of Ubuntu’s intuitive interface. Fast, secure and with thousands of apps to choose from — for everything you want to do, Ubuntu has what you need.

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Office software

Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations on Ubuntu with LibreOffice, the open source office suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office. That means you can open and edit files like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations and share them with other users quickly and easily. You can also use Google docs directly from your desktop.

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Web browsing

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.

Smarter searching

Smart filters to make it faster and easier to find the content you need, whether it’s stored on your computer or on the web. Type any query into the Dash home and the Smart Scopes server will determine which categories of content are the most relevant to your search, returning only the best results. And it learns from your past searches making it increasingly accurate over time.

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Email

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

Gaming

From Sudoku to shoot-em-ups, we’ve got 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 Programme, Football Manager 2015 and Borderlands 2.

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Compatible with all your accessories

Printers, wi-fi routers, keyboards, mice, speakers… you name it. If you need to plug it into your PC, Ubuntu will support it. The same goes for internal components like graphics cards.

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Photos

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.

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Organise your photos

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

Edit and illustrate

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

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Videos

Watch all your favourite 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.

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Social

Keep up to date with your friends and colleagues quickly and easily. Ubuntu comes with Thunderbird, Mozilla’s popular email application, so you’ll have fast desktop access to your email. Services like Skype work seamlessly and with the Dash message lens, you can see all your microblogging feeds in one place. So you’ll be able to follow the latest news and gossip like never before.

A whole world of apps

Ubuntu offers thousands of apps available for download from the software centre. Most are available for free and can be installed with just a few clicks.

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Skype

The video chat service, offering screen sharing, conferencing and more.

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Chrome

Google’s fast, simple and secure web browser, built for the modern web.

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Thunderbird

Terrific email application, from Mozilla, that's easy to set up and customise.

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Dropbox

The world’s favourite cloud backup and file sharing service.

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LibreOffice

The free office productivity suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office.

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Twitter

The social media powerhouse that’s become an essential for online life.

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VLC player

No other video player is compatible with as many different file formats.

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Gimp

The world’s number one free app for image creation and photo retouching.

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Firefox

The speedy, independent, open source browser from Mozilla.