This tutorial by Redmistpete explains how to install the UNIX Uuntu Operating system which is compatible with most PC's Laptops, Notebooks and Netbooks and even some smaller hand-held devices. This operating system will out-perform other popular operating-systems on the same computer.
What is Ubuntu - is it any good?
Ubuntu is completely free, lightning fast, rock solid and practically immune to viruses and hacker threats!
There are thousands of free (full) applications available to download (from music, video, office and games etc) all just a click away in the built-in Ubuntu Software Centre's browser. The openoffice(.)org suite is fully compatible with all documents - including Microsoft documents.
It is ethical software "for the people, by the people". It is constantly being worked and improved by hundreds of thousands of world-wide developers.
The desktop environment is easily customised to suit the users needs with applets such as calenders, weather RSS news streamers, tab previews, slide-shows, task-bars, animated desktops and much more.....Ubuntu will run on even the slowest of computers - revive your ancient, low-powered PC and make your friends jealous with it's amzing 3D desktop effects! Free online support, upgrades and communities are in place to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
This video outlines the comparison between the recent Windows Vista and Ubuntu:
Ubuntu is also capable of running most* windows compatible software without problem using the free "WINE" application. It is also possible to set up a dual-boot system where the user chooses which operating system to boot into from a menu during startup.
Try Ubuntu RISK-FREE!
There are 3 ways to enjoy the rich, safe environment of the Ubuntu operating system:
1- Boot from the disc into a Live session to evaluate the operating system before you install it. No system changes are made at all so this process provides a risk-free assessment of the software.
2- Install Ubuntu from the disc to a harddrive on your computer (or laptop/notebook/netbook) either as a replacement or alongside other operating systems such as XP, Vista, Windows 7, MAC OS etc.
3- Run Ubuntu from within a "Virtual Machine" inside your own operating system, akin to an emulator (eg a Ubuntu desktop running as a program on a Windows XP machine). This method is not preferred as system performance and compatibility issues may arise due to the host softwares limitations.
To install Ubuntu (Latest Version) using one of the above methods, first download Ubuntu from this link>
Burn the image to a disc then boot from the disc and select the appropriate option from the menu (ie Install or Boot Live CD session).