How to download and install Linux (Ubuntu) on Windows PC?

Are you planning to install Linux (Ubuntu) on a Windows PC but not sure where to start from?

No worries, this is the post for you.

Here, in this post, we are discussing how to download and install Linux (Ubuntu) on Windows PC.

Let’s begin with what Ubuntu is. Here we go…

What exactly is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution, also known as Linux Distro. In Linux parlance, a distribution is a version of the operating system built on top of the Linux kernel.

There are so many Linux distributions available, such as Debian, Fedora, Arch, CentOS, RedHat Enterprise, and so on. Many of them are purpose-built. For instance, to run a web server or on network switches such as routers and modems. Many Linux distributions are free and have user communities that provide assistance and support to one another. However, downloading a free Linux distribution with few support choices can be scary for the ordinary computer user. That is where Ubuntu enters the picture.

Ubuntu is provided for free, with both community and expert assistance. It includes the most up-to-date translations and accessibility infrastructure available from the Free Software community in order to make Ubuntu as accessible as possible to the widest potential audience.

The company releases a new version of Ubuntu every six months, making it a reliable operating system. Open-source software development is at the heart of Ubuntu’s philosophy. It is appropriate for use on both desktop computers and servers.

Linux distribution Ubuntu comes preloaded with thousands of pieces of software, starting with the Linux kernel version 5.4 and GNOME 3.28 and encompassing every standard desktop application, from word processing and spreadsheet applications to internet access and web server software, email software as well as programming languages and tools, as well as several games.

The current Ubuntu release is compatible with the following processors: Intel x86 (IBM-compatible PC), AMD64 (x86-64), ARMv7, ARMv8 (ARM64), IBM POWER8/POWER9 (ppc64el), IBM Z zEC12/zEC13/z14, and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper I+II/Emporer I+II (IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper I+II) (s390x).

Let’s now take a look at how to download and install Linux (Ubuntu) on Computer.

How to Install Linux on a Computer?

Let’s have a look at the Linux installation instructions. We will learn to install Ubuntu from a USB drive (THIS ONE IS THE SIMPLEST AND FASTEST WAY TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL UBUNTU):

Installing Linux from a USB flash drive

Installing Linux from a USB flash drive is one of the quickest and most straightforward methods of installing Ubuntu or any other distribution on a PC.

Follow the instructions outlined below to install Ubuntu from a USB drive.

Step 1) Download the necessary files.

Click here https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop and download the .iso image or the operating system files to your computer.

Step 2) Download Universal USB Installer from the Internet.

You will need to download software to create a bootable USB stick. The Universal USB installer is what you should download at this stage. It is absolutely free. Click on https://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ to download the Universal USB Installer.

Step 3) Select Distribution from the drop-down menu.

You’ll be landed on a page where you will need to choose Ubuntu Distro. Choose an Ubuntu Distribution from the drop-down menu to put on your USB flash drive. For Ubuntu Distro, follow the steps below:

Select the Ubuntu ISO file that you downloaded earlier.

Select the drive letter of the USB disc that will be used to install Ubuntu and press the Create button.

Step 4) Download and install Ubuntu.

Select YES from the drop-down menu to install Ubuntu on a USB stick.

Step 5) Take a look out your window.

Following the completion of the installation and configuration process, a tiny window will appear.

Congratulations!

You should now have Ubuntu installed on a bootable USB stick and ready to use.

That’s all! You’re done!

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