Ubuntu Operating system is still underrated in the world. Only twenty million users are using Ubuntu as their primary OS and only twelve million users know about it as compare to Windows which has more than four hundred millions active users with one billion powered PCs.
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Introduction of Ubuntu:
Ubuntu is an Open-source software operating system that runs from the desktop, to the cloud, to all your internet connected things. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Debian which was introduced in 2004. It really is very simple to use and a very fast, reliable OS to use right now. Ubuntu releases its updated version every six months and each version receives free support for nine months.
Every Ubuntu comes with two different versions to use. The basic version and the other one is the LTS version. LTS stands for Long term support version which gives five years of free security and maintenance updates guaranteed. This means if you install the Ubuntu LTS version in 2021, it will give support till 2026.
What things Ubuntu has:
- Ubuntu has thousands of applications for users to enhance its experience in personal computing. It has a Ubuntu App store. You can install any app or software with a few clicks. Thousands of free apps to choose from different categories you can download and use.
- It has in-built office software called Libre Office which is really cool and very easy to use. You can edit any Work document, Excel or PowerPoint and share them with other users.
- Has a Firefox browser that comes as a pre-installed one and trusts me it really is fast to use.
- Ubuntu also has other software like Photo editing, Thunderbird Email client to manage your Emails, Music and video player and it also has thousands of games on the Ubuntu app store you can download and install.
Installation Ubuntu is not that difficult. You just have to follow these steps and its done.
- 2Ghz dual-core processor or higher.
- 2GB system memory (RAM)
- 25GB minimum free storage
- Either a DVD drive or USB port for installation
- Internet access (Optional)
Download and install Ubuntu Desktop:
Download the latest Ubuntu version for your PC. Now you can download the default installer or if you want to download through torrent, click on the alternative download option and select your file based on your CPU; Ex. 64 bit or 32bit, and download it.
Now there are two methods to install Ubuntu into your PC — One is using a DVD and another is to use a USB drive.
To install Ubuntu using DVD, download the Ubuntu file which will be a “.ISO” file and burn a DVD with it. If you don’t know how to burn a DVD in Windows, click here.
Also read: Sites I use to download Windows software
Installation Ubuntu using a USB drive, you need to install RUFUS software on your Windows machine and then insert a USB stick, in RUFUS, select the USB drive > then select the .ISO Ubuntu file.
- Keep the partition scheme to MBR partition scheme for UEFI. Then click to start.
- After completion, Eject the USB and restart the PC.
- Now you need to go to your Computer’s Bios Setup> Boot Option> Set Allow the UEFI boot and save the setting and exit.
- After exit, press the key which is specified to enter into the boot menu. Most of the time it is the Delete key or F12.
- Select the USB stick and enter.
- Now if you are not known for Ubuntu, and don’t want to take any risk, you can select the “Try Ubuntu” option, where you can perform almost every operation without installing Ubuntu into your PC. OR select the “Install Ubuntu” option to install it.
- Select the Language for your PC > In the next wizard, you will be asked if you want to install Ubuntu alongside the Window OS or any OS or install only Ubuntu by erasing the previous OS or you can choose a custom option also to set up the installation and the HDD for the installation partition.
- In this article, I will choose the installation over the previous OS. Then click Continue.
- Enter your User credentials and click on Install.
- It will take hardly 15 to 20 minutes to install. If you enable the updates while installing, it will take more time than usual.
So that’s it, guys. This is the basic installation of Ubuntu. Here I did not configure the custom option for installing Ubuntu. So if you want to use the custom option with more setting, you can try that also. Although it is not that difficult to use.
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