For downloading latest version of Ubuntu visit: www.ubuntu.com
After the download, burn a CD/DVD of Ubuntu via DVD-rewriter. For this you will need DVD/CD-rewriter installed on your computer with the burning software.
If you are not having DVD/CD burning software then no need of purchasing it. You can simply download the free version of DVD/CD burning software from the internet.
Now burn the Ubuntu on CD/DVD-R or CD/DVD-RW and reboot your operating system via CD/DVD-Rom and follow the steps.
Preparing for Ubuntu Installation:
Ubuntu requires minimum of 5G.B. free space on hard drive for its installation.
Defragment your hard drive in order to make quick installation process.
Check your hard disk for errors because it may affect your installation process.
Steps for the Installation:
- Insert the Ubuntu disk in your DVD-ROM drive and reboot(restart) your computer.
- Press F8 as soon as your system restarts if you are using Windows so as to make your computer boot from the DVD-ROM.
- After you boot your computer from DVD-ROM, the Ubuntu’s installation window will appear. Now click on the install button.
- Now you will see the language selection window, here you can select your language and click next.
- Now you have to select your time zone, after selecting your capital click next.
- Now you have to make selection for the partition of your hard drive if you want to make separate space for using both Linux and windows collectively on the same computer or you can use your whole hard drive only for Linux. Choose what you like and click next.
- Now you have to create login account for the Linux, do what is required here, create your username and password and then click next.
- Now if you are installing Linux in pre-installed windows operating system then in that case you may see one more window for the transfer of some settings over Linux. Click next.
- Now the installation process will begin, you will see the installation progress on your computer screen.
- After the installation is finished, the software will ask for the reboot.
- Reboot your system.
- If you have installed Linux with windows, the system will ask for your selection. Make the selection for Linux
- Ubuntu will load. Enter your username and password which you have created during the installation process.
- Welcome to your desktop.
In case you face some problem during the installation of Ubuntu then check out the help in www.ubuntuforums.org
Ubuntu is installed in your computer. Now you will face its desktop. On your desktop you will see a taskbar at the top of your screen, showing different menus. The Application menu has the links of your programs, its same as Windows Program menu. Other than this you would find some of the quick launch icons of browser, held etc., it’s also same as windows quick launch toolbar. The system’s configuration menu is also present here.On the upper right corner of your desktop you will find a clock and few helpful links around the clock which folds out to show the calendar and upcoming events etc.On the lower left corner of your desktop you will find windows list panel. It shows the windows that are open; you may click there and make the required window visible to the front.Linux offers the option of virtual desktop which allows you to work in multiple virtual desktops, the application running on one desktop won’t be shown on the others. The panel for virtual desktop is present on the lower left corner of your desktop. A trash can is also present there, you may drag the files directly to the trash can in order to delete them and later on you may empty the trash can for deleting the files permanently.