Ubuntu is one of the go-to first installs for newcomers to Linux. It's easy to setup, easy to maintain, and has excellent support for third-party programs, as well as some of the best driver setup and support out there.
The following section will give you the instructions on how to install Ubuntu on your computer.
Please choose the appropriate method of installation.
Warning! If you are installing it as a replacement OS or dualboot, please make sure you have a backup of any data you do not want to lose. We are providing the instructions as they are, and we are not responsible for any data loss that might occur. Use at your own risk.
- Just Ubuntu -- replace your current OS with Ubuntu; this will completely erase data on your computer; backup anything you need.
- Dualboot -- install Ubuntu alongside an existing Windows install; backup any important data, in case something goes wrong
- VM -- install Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine; there will be no data loss; instructions are for Windows
- WSL -- instructions on how to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux and get Ubuntu running; no data loss expected