Saturday, February 14, 2009

Download Ubuntu

Downloading the software is the best route to take if you have a high-speed Internet connection. (Even with broadband or cable service, this download can take a little while since it is over 650MB. If you are using a dial-up Internet service, downloading is not recommended.)

1. Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and so on) and go to the Ubuntu web site—

2. You now have the option to click the Download Now button at the top left of the browser window, or you can select “Get Ubuntu” from the link that is below the image of four people lying side by side, and then choose Download from the options listed. This method gives more explanation as to how to obtain a copy of Ubuntu by other methods as well.

3. At the Download page, you will be asked a series of questions. To follow along with this book, you will need to select the desktop version, not the server version.

4. Select the most recent version (remember how they number their releases, YY.MM—for example, 8.04 was the April 2008 release).

5. Under the section What Type Of Computer Do You Have?, select the appropriate model of computer. Most people will select Standard Personal Computer. However, some newer computers may be 64-bit computers. Most 64-bit computers will have some type of identifier since this is a big selling point. Don’t worry about the UltraSPARC selection. Anyone using that would not need these directions to install Ubuntu!

6. The third, and final, choice you need to make is to choose where you will be downloading Ubuntu from. Click the arrow where it says Choose a Location Near You. From this list, select a server that is geographically close to you (at least in the same country).

7. Click Start Download.

8. You will be asked if you want to open or save the file. Click Save.

9. Select the location you want to send your download to. The default will be the desktop. This choice makes your download easy to find. Once you have selected a location, click Save. The default for Internet Explorer will probably be My Documents. The default for Firefox will probably be My Desktop.

10. You will now see the file download window so you can watch the transfer of Ubuntu, or you can go grab yourself a snack while the file transfers.

Source of Information : McGraw Hill Osborne Media How to Do Everything Ubuntu

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