Ubuntu is a open source operating system with mostly open source software. Ubuntu is found on the Ubuntu website for free. There are various ways of installing Ubuntu operating system to the computer, one can use a CD drive, or you can directly use an installer that is situated on the website.
We are going to look at the fastest way we can recommend for you to use in downloading and installing the latest Linux Ubuntu Distro.
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1. Go to the browser and search for Ubuntu official website and click on Desktop then Download Ubuntu.
3. After downloading, open the file. There you can select the installation drive (where the software will be placed, if it is on Drive C, make sure that you don’t install Ubuntu other the Windows. I recommend you to create a separated Drive for Ubuntu and install it there. You need at least 30 GB as the installation size.
On the following link: Windows and Linux Dual Booting you can find more useful information about Windows and Linux Dual Booting, make sure that you have sufficient storage to have two operating systems installed.
4. When you finish, you will be asked to reboot the system.
5. When you reboot Ubuntu after installation, it will automatically reboot to Linux. Don’t worry this will happen only the first time. When you will restart your system for the second time it will give you to select from dual boot what system you would like to boot, Ubuntu Linux or Microsoft Windows 7.
For Windows 10 computers there is also a solution to install Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows 10. Here is a great article with screenshots that we prepared: Install Ubuntu Linux Alongside Windows 10.
Important! If you have a newer computer you could have problem even booting your Windows. The problem consists that BIOS on many new computers is replaces with UEFI, and here are some articles that will help you to deal with it: