Ubuntu was an excellent user-friendly operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux, but has recently started becoming very corporate and playing some dirty corporate tricks like installing spyware and preventing users from having control over what's installed and what's not. We've been using Debian on our servers, but were using Ubuntu on our desktops, but have changed over to Linux Mint now. For servers Debian is definitely preferable unless you're running software that has been compiled for a specific Ubuntu release, because Debian is far better maintained even though the release cycle is not regular.
- Install a new desktop - our procedure for what to install and configure on a local workstation after the bare OS is installed
- Overview of various ways to install software on Ubuntu
- How to compile programs on Ubuntu
- Wubi - install Ubuntu into an existing Windows environment without affecting boot loader
- System76 - Laptops pre-installed with Ubuntu