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August 2nd, 2010, 04:58 PM
Hey,I'm really new to the Ubuntu family. Having just really heard about it, can anyone tell me what the real difference between Ubuntu and Internet explorer is?


August 2nd, 2010, 05:02 PM
Ubuntu is a Operating System. Internet Explorer is a browser that is made by Microsoft. Microsoft Windows is an OS. There are no security issues with Ubuntu. It is easier and cheaper to use and faster. If you want to try it, we can tell you how to make a live CD. That will let you try Ubuntu without touching Windows and leaving your system just as it was.
You will get a lot of opinions.

August 2nd, 2010, 05:02 PM
Uhm, Internet Explorer? Internet explorer is a browser where Ubuntu is an operating system. If you mean Windows, Ubuntu (Linux) is much quicker and more user-friendly. Also, the security of Ubuntu is higher, since third party applications don't necessarily work on all occasions. Ubuntu is mostly used for developing things like websites and programs.

August 2nd, 2010, 05:03 PM
Internet Explorer is a web browser for Windows. Ubuntu is an entire OS. It uses browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, if that's what you are asking.

August 2nd, 2010, 05:05 PM
I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and say IE = web browser and Ubuntu = operating system.

August 2nd, 2010, 05:20 PM
I think someone is confused or may have been misinformed before coming here...

August 19th, 2010, 12:36 AM
Yeah, i am kinda confused... i'm VERY new to this so terms and Names will get mixed up, but any help i recieve will be greatly appreciated...


August 19th, 2010, 12:43 AM
Ok, I would suggest a bit of Wikipedia for some basics.




August 19th, 2010, 12:45 AM
So, you mean the difference between Ubuntu and Windows (In general). Do you know what version of Windows you run? Anyway, since you don't seem to do much with the computer, such as picture organizing and email, putting text on the screen, whatever. You should use Ubuntu. You have no viruses or maintenance, and if you dump Windows, it will be even easier. Have you burned (made) a cd of Ubuntu yet? If not, post back and we will help.
So Audiomick, decided to get off those games? You were quick, but I posted first!