Tuesday, 18 February 2014

How to install Ubuntu using Windows Installer

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Using the Windows Installer

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    Download the installer from the Ubuntu website. If your browser prompts you, select Run, Save, or Open. The Windows installer is not compatible with Windows 8. You must use the method in the previous section.
    • The Windows installer will install Ubuntu alongside Windows. Your files and programs will not be affected. When you reboot your computer, you will be able to choose which operating system you would like to load.
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       Choose your username and password. Once you run the installer, you will be presentewith 
    the configuration menu. Choose your new Ubuntu username and passwod
    • You can also change the size of the Ubuntu installation. A larger installation will give your Linux operating system more space to installprograms and add files, but this will take away from the free space that Windows has access to.

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    • You can choose your Desktop environment. The three most common are:

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      • Ubuntu (the most popular) has Gnome which resembles Mac OS X
      • Kubuntu has KDE which resembles Windows
      • Xubuntu has Xfce which is faster and good for older PCs.

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    Click Install to start. The installer will begin downloading the files necessary to install Ubuntu on your computer. Installation will happen automatically.
    • Downloading the files can take a significant amount of time depending on your internet connection. You can use your computer while the files download in the background
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  3. Restart your computer. Once the installation is complete, you will be given the option to reboot now or later. When you reboot, you will see a new menu before Windows starts that allows you to choose between Windows and Ubuntu.


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