Install UBUNTU alongside Windows 7 - 10

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Install UBUNTU alongside Windows 7 - 10

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Post by Raffles » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:32 pm

As I am in the process of doing what the title says, I will share this.
Ubuntu platform is seldom hacked and therefore much safer to things like internet banking etc.

The steps to install Ubuntu alongside Windows are pretty well laid out on this website :

1. Make a full Windows backup image

http://www.pcsteps.com/3057-full-windows-backup-image/

2. Prepare Windows for a Dual-Boot Installation

http://www.pcsteps.com/3305-prepare-windows-dual-boot-installation/

3. Install Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Alongside Windows, or By Itself (in which case you can skip step 2)

http://www.pcsteps.com/961-install-ubuntu-linux-windows/

Note (disclaimer) : You have to be fairly well clued up with operating systems and using command line tools to carry out the above, or get a pro to do it for you. Once Ubuntu is installed it is as easy to operate as the other operating systems are.



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Re: Install UBUNTU alongside Windows 7 - 10

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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:41 pm

Thanks Raffles. Will have a look see :good:



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Post by Raffles » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:36 pm

You can always try Ubuntu off of your installation media without installing it, the option is there.
It comes with Firefox so you are good to go.

However Ubuntu 15.10 does not recognize my network card, but I have found a possible fix on the Ubuntu forums.
Ubuntu 14.04 might be a better option for the moment.



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Post by Raffles » Wed May 18, 2016 9:40 pm

The installation is in progress, pretty slow due to a pathetic internet connection.

I will update here periodically as to how well the Ubuntu OS works.



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