You are allowed to get Ubuntu for free. And we even encourage you to pass it on to your friends.
If you have a broadband connection, the easiest way is to download the Ubuntu CD. If you can afford to download the CD, you can request a CD from a nearby Support Point, one of our supporters willing to offer you an Ubuntu CD fro free (or for the actual cost of the postal service).
With the Ubuntu CD, you can test Ubuntu on your computer (even if another operating system is installed) without any permanent changes or risks to your data. If you like it, you can immediately install it by clicking the Install icon on the desktop. Just follow the steps! An installation guide is available online (Also in German, Dutch & French).
Also, the Ubuntu CD comes with a set of free and open source applications in their Microsoft Windows versions (these applications are all included in Ubuntu). And if you don't want to run the live system from the CD, you can even try out Ubuntu by installing it from within Windows, just as you would install any application. You will be surprised how easy it is!
There are different 'flavours' of Ubuntu available. Each flavor has its own distinct graphical interface, or is intended for a certain use. See this page for more information.
Ubuntu is available for many architectures: x86 architecture, Pentium, Celeron, Athlon, Sempron Apple Macintosh, 64bit AMD and Intel computers and even Mobile Internet Devices. Basically, there are only a few systems you can't run Ubuntu on!
Get it here:
This website uses Launchpad for user authentication.
If you don't have an account there, you will be invited to create one on your first login here.