What is Ubuntu?
Ubuntu is a community developed linux operating system based on Debian that is perfect for laptops. Whether you use it at
home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and email applications,
to web server software and programming tools.
Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can use and share Ubuntu with
your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.
Ubuntu releases a new desktop and server release every six months. That means you'll always have the the latest and
greatest applications that the open source world has to offer.
Ubuntu is designed with security in mind. You get free security updates for at least 18 months on the desktop and server. With
the Long Term Support (LTS) version you get three years support on the desktop, and five years on the server. There is no
extra fee for the LTS version, we make our very best work available to everyone on the same free terms. Upgrades to new
versions of Ubuntu are and always will be free of charge.
OpenOffice - A complete productivity suite
Word Processor has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor or
desktop publisher. It's simple enough for a quick memo, powerful enough to create complete books with contents,
diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your message - while Word Processor makes it look great. The
Wizards feature takes all the hassle out of producing standard documents such as letters, faxes, agendas,
minutes, or carrying out more complex tasks such as mail merges.
Spreadsheet is the programme you've always wanted. Newcomers find it intuitive and easy to learn;
professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions. Of course,
you are free to use your old Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, or save your work in Excel format for sending to people who
still use Microsoft products. If all they want to see is your results, then use Portable Document Format (.pdf) - no need
to buy any extra software.
Presentation is an outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations
will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools. A complete range of
views are supported: Drawing / Outline / Slides / Notes / Handouts to meet all the needs of presenters and audiences, plus
an optional multi-pane view to put all the tools at your fingertips.
Integrated email and calendaring
Whether you need to simply check your email, create a calendar or search for a contact, Evolution can help
New features in Evolution 2.8.0 include vertical message panes. See your email the way you want it. Search Folders are
saved intelligent searches which can display groups of email according to your specified criteria. Create Search Folders to
combine mail from different mail accounts into a single view, quickly view all mail from your boss (or a particular
Easy note-taking with Tomboy
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application. It is simple and easy-to-use, but with potential to help you
organise the ideas and information you deal with every day. Tomboy relates notes and ideas together. Using a wiki-like linking
system, organising ideas is as simple as typing a name.
Safe, easy and tabbed web browsing
Firefox is a powerful, award-winning and standards compliant web browser. With tabbed browsing
you'll be able to use one window to view all your web pages.
Features include inline spell check support in web forms, restore session that crashed, built in
phishing detectors, better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds, enhanced search engine management with built
in OpenSearch support, and much more.
Easy editing and uploading of photos
F-spot enables you to import your photos from your hard drive, camera (including PTP type), or iPod, and
supports 16 common files types, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF, RAW. Your photos can be tagged for searching and grouping. Other
features include fullscreen and slideshow modes.
Editing photos in F-Spot is a breeze. Easily rotate, crop, resize, and adjust red eye and other colour settings with a few
simple clicks, and versioning ensures your originals are never altered. You can also enter descriptions of photos that are
saved in the actual file so other people and programmes will be able to see them, whether they use F-Spot or not.
Music and videos
Rhythmbox media player has a number of features that let you easily store, search and browse your music
library and listen to internet radio. You can also view films, or videos, using Totem which features a play
list, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls and keyboard navigation.
And that's only the beginning. We also install a variety of linux favorites, such as perl, apache, java, ftp clients, gimp
editor), mysql, perl, php, compilers such as cc, gcc, gcc++, tcl, wine (windows app emulator), adobe acrobat viewer, pine,
ssh, and much much more!
Ready to order?
If you see a model that you like on our site, the easiest way you can order your new system is by using our secure encrypted
checkout system. However, if you would like to customize one of the models you see, we do allow upgrades based on the models
we have on our website. If you
would like a quote for something that is not listed on the base model, call us tollfree at 1 (877) 547-3638 extension 83.
We also accept check or money order payments via US mail, for more information on this, see below:
Your card will be charged by "KIRE" on your statement.
- Systems will ship within 7-14 days
under normal circumstances.
- We ship all US orders via
UPS Ground or 2nd day air service
- Your tracking number will be emailed as soon as your order ships.