How to install Ubuntu 12.04 using Windows 8

Downloading Ubuntu 12.04

The hottest linux distro of the year probably is going to be the Ubuntu 12.04, and right after linux Steam release, it is going to dominate the distrowatch top alright. To obtain a copy of Ubuntu, please launch your favorite browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE) and go to official Ubuntu website.

Once you get there, you’ll find many resources about Ubuntu.  You read that right, but just stay focused here. So move one and click “Get Ubuntu now” in order to proceed.

Click on the image link “Ubuntu Deskop”  (orange color)

Alright, here we have the 32-bit version as recommended by Canonical. Despite what’s it says, please select 64bit and click Start Download. The disk image of 64bit is called amd64 — which is just bad name scheme in every aspect — meaning that it supports both AMD and Intel 64bit processors.

Alright, currently you’re downloading Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit for Desktop PC. After that, you have to choose in what media you want Ubuntu to be loaded. There are to 2 choices here:

  1. CD/DVD-Rom
  2. or  boot via USB.

If you want to boot from a CD-ROM then go to the next page 3, otherwise skip page 3 and go directly to page 4.

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