How to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Windows 8

One of the most anticipated Linux distribution for a long time now is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. There has been so much speculation and gossip about it. Canonical finally lifts the curtain on that 12.04 LTS version, and let me already say it out loud … it’s a gem !

In this article we will show you how to download and install Ubuntu 12.04 as an alternative operating system for those who currently use only Windows 7 or 8. This tutorial, takes you by the hand and guides you step-by-step into easily tasks. Furthermore, there are screenshots and videos included to visualise the process.

Before we startup the how-to let me blast a quick pros’n’cons out of the Ubuntu’s commercial hype and emphasise some remarkable spots about Ubuntu and why should we care about.

Pros

[checklist]

  • It is the most popular Linux distribution
  • Easy to use (Noob friendly) and install software
  • Thousands of applications (derived from Debian)
  • It just works — out of the box
  • Huge community (your question is probably already answered)
  • Valve Steam will be supported soon

[/checklist]

Cons

[badlist]

  • Not the fastest Linux distro
  • Unity desktop is still young
  • bugs bunny lives

[/badlist]

  1. Page – Introduction
  2. Page – Download Ubuntu 12.10 iso
  3. Page – Burn iso using imgburn
  4. Page – (Optional: use a usb flash disk)
  5. Page – Select first boot device from BIOS
  6. Page – Booting Ubuntu
  7. Page – Disk partition
  8. Page – Ubuntu Installation
  9. Page – Update and Upgrade Ubuntu

Have a peek and proceed to the next page please…

 

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