Ubuntu is an open source software operating system that runs from the desktop, to the cloud, to all your internet connected things. It is one of the most popular desktop Linux operating systems.
Ubuntu is developed by Canonical and a community of other developers, under a meritocratic governance model.Canonical provides security updates and support for each Ubuntu release, starting from the release date and until the release reaches its designated end-of-life (EOL) date. Canonical generates revenue through the sale of premium services related to Ubuntu.
The term Ubuntu derives from South Africa
Ubuntu is named after the Nguni philosophy of ubuntu,
and roughly translates to "humanity toward others. with a connotation of "I am what I am because of who we all are".
The name is a nod to the Ubuntu project's commitment to the principles of open-source software development.