What is UBUNTU?

Ubuntu is a very popular operating system developed by Mark Shuttleworth and his team which is widely used today. It is an easy-to-use Linux free software funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical. Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning “human kindness or humanity to others.” It also means “I am what I am because of who we all are.” If you wanted to know more about Ubuntu, you can check out this link: http://www.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu baby


Our lessons for this week at my IT1 class are about Ubuntu and GREP commands. This would basically mean that we are going old school and experience using GREP commands and we will use Ubuntu for the whole semester. It is my first time using this kind of operating system.

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Sample image of terminal and some GREP commands.

Compared to Windows, Ubuntu comes with a wide assortment of open-source software packages such as Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, and many more. Viruses are also out of the question when using this OS because Linux has significantly less number of viruses. GREP commands on the other hand is used to search text or searches the given file for lines containing a match to the given strings or words. By default, grep displays the matching lines. Use grep to search for lines of text that match one or many regular expressions, and outputs only the matching lines. grep is considered as one of the most useful commands on Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

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I am amazed of what I can do using Ubuntu and the GREP commands. We are having so much fun during the exercise,it helps us know, understand and use the GREP commands. I think that our generation of IT1 students can be called “Ubuntu babies” because we will be embracing and experiencing Ubuntu throughout our IT1 journey this semester. I am happy that I am learning new things and information about computers which are different of what I am familiar with. I think that this is not just an added knowledge but also an added skill. If I were you, I would opt to learn about these fascinating things.

Heave ho! Ubuntu babies!

giphy (8) Proud Ubuntu Babe now signing out…

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