Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to try Ubuntu on your PC.

Ubuntu is an Operating System based on GNU/Linux which is which is open-source, that means that everyone everyday, helps improve it by writing code, fixing bugs and other stuff. And today I'm going to show you how to install it/test drive it on your PC.
So, you have two options: Make a bootable USB, or a Live CD.

First, how to make a bootable USB :

1. Click here to download Universal USB Installer.
2. Then click here and press download to download the ISO file. [This may take a while]
3. After installing the Universal USB Installer and downloading the ISO file, run the Universal USB Installer.
4. Click I Agree.
5. On the dropdown menu, select Ubuntu 11.04
6. Click browse and find the ISO file that you just downloaded.
7. Select the corrensponding Flash Drive Letter of your USB and click install.
8. And then click OK.
9. Then just simply reboot and you should be able to boot into ubuntu.
10. If not, you should press F12 while booting, which will bring a menu that lets you choose from which drive you want to boot, and you should select the USB drive, whatever it is named.
11. And you ready to try Ubuntu.

As for how to make a Live CD. I will probably make another post for it.
Until then, hope you enjoy Ubuntu.


  1. I haven't touched Ubuntu in a long time, used to by my only OS but i switched back to windows for several reasons

  2. I always wanted to try Ubuntu, but never did. I'm a lazy user, one of those who always complains abount how bad windows is withouth ever replace it.

  3. I have ubuntu on my very old laptop, and I use it from time to time.

  4. I'd use it but I don't have linux, very informative post anyway good job.

  5. I only tried the openSUSE Linux on my notebook, but I remember trying the Ubuntu Linux Live CD. I like how you can boot fully functional OS in seconds from CD or USB flash. Thanks to Linux. Also thank You for the post!

  6. I'd give it a try too but no Linux here.

  7. definitely usefull post man,

  8. Wow nice, I'm going to try this!

  9. i heard so much about ubuntu before but never got that interested like i am now after watching the video.

  10. used this a while ago to get files from my hdd as my operating system got killed by some saved my ass

  11. I have xubuntu installed on my ancient laptop