Ubuntu (linux for human beings) is an award-winning freely available open source operating system with both community and professional support. Based on Debian, each version ships with the latest Gnome desktop and each release is supported with security updates for 18 months. New releases appear every six months. It features the very best in translations and accessibility infrastructure available globally, to make it usable by as many people as possible.

Ubuntu includes a full range of desktop and server applications, suitable for home and business users and currently supports the Intel x86 (IBM-compatible), AMD 64/EM64T (Hammer) and PowerPC (Apple iBook and Powerbook, G4 and G5) architectures.

Ubuntu includes:

- The OpenOffice productivity suite
- Evolution - an e-mail and calendaring application
- The Mozilla Firefox Web browser
- Specialised software for databases, Web-serving, e-mail hosting, DNS name serving, Internet cacheing and directory services
- Samba for Windows file sharing
- FTP server software
- NTP for network time services
- Access to the Ubuntu software repository of more than 16 000 packages

ImpiLinux is based on Ubuntu and Impi Linux is the official Ubuntu representative and support provider in Africa.