Can I download the genuine version of Ubuntu from http://ubuntu.com? or do I need to make it genuine after downloading just like Microsoft Windows?

  • What do you mean genuine? Why wouldn't it be? – Oli Jun 4 '14 at 14:19
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    Genuine is terminology only used on Windows where you have license keys versus pirated copies. Linux distributions like Ubuntu do not have license keys and restrictions, therefore all Linux distros are genuine. – mmstick Jun 4 '14 at 14:20
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    RIP ---- ENGLISH – Naveen Jun 4 '14 at 14:21
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    yes it is geninue if you downloaded it from official ubuntu page,.. and to find if your hardware drivers are installed or not use live usb/dvd... – rajan Jun 4 '14 at 14:22
  • what i mean to say that is while installing ubuntu updates is on by that it may crash my ubuntu like when windows crashed by doing updates on so that i asked whether ubuntu is asked – jayanthanantharapu Jun 4 '14 at 14:52

Ubuntu is always genuine!

Ubuntu is legally free in all conditions.

  • Microsoft refers Genuine to as 'None Pirate' version of its Operating System (Windows).

  • It would be legal if you install it on as many of your computers or even to let your friends or family install it on theirs.

After Edit: You mean 'Activation'. No since there is no licence granted to individual users unlike Windows, so you are not required to activate. You don't need any CD/Licence keys.

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    Though it is always 'free' does not mean that the download could be corrupted. Hence an md5checksum could be at place. – don.joey Jun 4 '14 at 14:43

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