Steve Smith demonstrates the installation process from download to installation using the WUBI client, Ubuntu 12.10, in Windows 7 Professional 64BIT.
Episode #3-12 released on December 2, 2012
Periodically, we tire of the overly commercialized operating systems, and long for open source and free solutions that can do nearly everything we wish. Sometimes having a solution like Linux dual booting in our machines is a good way of presenting choice in our everyday tasks.
Now, I've done this before with a straight, and standard computer system, running Windows XP, this time, let's use a non-traditional computer setup, three hard disks, 1 SSD, and 2 Spinning drives. Now, Windows 8 may realize what a SSD drive is, but for this experiment, we are going to install to a Western Digital Terabyte Blue drive, since I am not interested in burning out my Windows OS drive, the SSD drive.
Now, as before, you will download the WUBI installer made for Windows, which allows us to install Ubuntu 12.10, as if, it was an application. You can get this by going to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer. Run the installer, specify the drive you want to install it on, the language you want to use, installation size, username, desktop environment, password, then click install.
Once the computer restarts, you will be presented with a choice, Windows or Ubuntu. Select Ubuntu to finish all the rest of the installation process.
Note: If you wish to install Ubuntu onto a SSD drive, please be sure to keep any kind of virtual memory turned off, or confined to a traditional spinning hard drive to avoid any premature wear and tear of the SSD drive.
Next week, I deal with your privacy and location in iOS6, and explain how to use it, and things you can do to see when your phone is broadcasting your location. December 16th, is the last episode of TQA Weekly, for the year 2012, and I'll be talking about why I hate Internet Explorer, not just from a security stand point, but the view point of a web developer, and I am interested in knowing what you think, so I invite you all to send me your comments and stories on the manner to email@example.com.
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