Ubuntu is a free, open source Linux-based operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release (and with 6.06 LTS you get 3 years on the desktop and 5 on the server!).You can check it out over here.
Ubuntu Starter Guide
Posted on Monday, Aug 28 2006 @ 00:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's a huge starter guide for Ubuntu Linux.