Xubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that uses the XFCE desktop environment which is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers.
It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, document and spreadsheet editing software, instant messaging and much more.
Productivity tools: Ubuntu supports all of your favourite web-based mail programs like Yahoo(TM) or Gmail (TM). For the office, Evolution provides all the calendering, contacts and office email you need. Pidgin IM also puts you in instant touch with colleagues and integrates with your personal IM services simply and easily.
Browsing: Includes Mozilla's Firefox 3 as the default browser. Faster, safer and themed browsing for users.
Photos: Upload from your camera or phone to F-Spot and manage, tag, share and sort your photos and upload easily to your favorite social networking sites.
Music and video: Plug in your PSP, iPod, MP3 player; share playlists with your friends; buy in online music stores; visit your favourite sites like Last.fm, stream more live radio and content from the BBC and plug in more devices with uPnP (universal Plug and Play).
Office applications: Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations can all be delivered through OpenOffice.org 3.0 featuring in this release of Ubuntu for the first time. And, they completely integrate with the proprietary office applications out there. The big difference is that they are free.
Accessibility: At the core of the Ubuntu philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone and access should be free and complete whatever your economic or physical circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible desktop operating systems around.