Congratulations, we’ve reached the end of this lesson! We can see that the Linux Ubuntu desktop is really not that much different from the Windows or macOS desktop that may be more familiar to most. Ubuntu provides similar tools and applications but prioritizes open-source software over closed-source.
To review, we’ve discussed:
- Open-source software in Linux and proprietary software equivalents
- Pre-Installed Ubuntu applications
- Non-graphical or Terminal-based applications
Ubuntu Linux comes pre-installed with a variety of common applications that will get you up and running in no time,As we become more familiar with the Linux environment, we may look for more speed and functionality in non-graphical applications in the command line where we can directly communicate with the Linux shell.
We encourage you to explore these applications in your own Linux desktop environment!