If you’re reading this post and want to learn how to install Ubuntu Desktop on your machines, please continue below. This post shows students and new users how to download and install Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) desktop version.
Ubuntu is a free opensource operating system that runs on your desktop / laptop or in the cloud. Anyone can get a copy, install and own it forever without paying a single penny. However, Ubuntu’s parent company may ask for a small donation while downloading the ISO image file from online.
When you’re ready to install Ubuntu, the first thing you’ll want to do is download its ISO image file from online. In the past, there were options to order and request a CD/DVD disc. However, the program may have ended.
Now your only option now is to download the image file and burn it to a DVD disc.
Step 1: Download Ubuntu
To download Ubuntu, visit its download page. You may have to use a working computer to download the image. Then burn the image to a DVD disc and boot the computer from the DVD to install.
There select the Desktop image and download.
The recommended system requirements for Ubuntu as list below:
- 2 GHz dual core processor or better
- 2 GB system memory
- 25 GB of free hard drive space
- Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
- Internet access is helpful
Step 2: Burn the ISO image to a Disc
Now that Ubuntu ISO image is downloaded, you must burn the image to a disc, then boot the computer you want to install Ubuntu on from it. If you’re using a Windows machine to download the Image, right-click the Ubuntu ISO image and select Burn disc image.
Step 3: Install Ubuntu
Now that you’ve burned the image onto a disc, put the DVD disc into the machine you want to install Ubuntu and power it. In most cases, you should see Ubuntu installation wizard screen.
Then choose to Install Ubuntu
Click Continue. If you have a reliable and stable Internet connection, then select the box to Download updates while installing Ubuntu as well as to install third-party software for graphic and Wi-Fi, MP3 and other media.
Next, choose to Erase disk and install Ubuntu. This options is the default and it erases all data and program on the disk before installing Ubuntu.
Choosing the option above will prompt you with the screen below to confirm that you want to delete everything on the disk and install Ubuntu on it. if it’s true, click Continue.
Next, choose your timezone on the map or type the city / state you live. if the city or state is recognized and identified you should continue. if not select the closest city or state to you, then continue.
Next, choose your Keyboard layout and continue. You may drag the screen to the left to see the continue button.
Then type your name, computer name, pick a username and password and click Continue
After that Ubuntu should begin installing on the computer. Wait for the installation to complete.
After installing, click Reboot Now to complete the installation.
Restart and login and start using Ubuntu!
This is how to install Ubuntu Desktop on a new computer
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