Ubuntu is a Linux operating system that has a reputation for being basic and easy to use. Ubuntu was also the world’s most popular Linux operating system for the year 2012. Ubuntu is based on Debian Linux operating system and has many derivatives that come from it. Examples include: Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, and many others. Ubuntu is developed and supported by Canonical Ltd. If you are new to Linux and want to try your luck with a real Ubuntu clean install then this step-by-step guide is a great start.