Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux Distributions available, a favorite of many beginners with a sleek and beautiful design (eye candy) it is tailored especially for attracting windows users and is actually a good starting point for beginners. Not so much for the advanced user though, since the incorporation of the Unity desktop many users have moved away from using Ubuntu simply because of the sharing of user usage data with 3rd parties such as Amazon, allowing for customized advertisements right in your start menu, some say this is crossing the line and also violates the user privacy agreement that Ubuntu was once very proud of.
1. ) Download Ubuntu.
First you should do some homework here, read up about Ubuntu and see what others are saying about it, if you do decide to give it a try please visit the Ubuntu Information page with hardware requirements and links for additional information.
2.) Create Install Media.
Depending on the age of your machine, you may have a few options on how to go about installing Ubuntu on your computer. DVD ROM or USB Thumb drive.
3.) Booting Install Media.
You may need to modify the boot sequence in your computers CMOS or BIOS, allowing your machine to boot directly to the installation media and get the install process started.
Once you insert the installation media and power on your machine you will be greeted with a few options such as try Ubuntu or Install, for this walk threw we will get right to the installation.
5.) Preparing Installation.
You may wish to download any new updates during the installation process as well as installing some other software that is for some reason not allowed to be bundled with the Ubuntu installation.
Here you have a few different options available before you setup your hard drive, for this walk threw we will be doing the basic installation so select Erase Disk and click the Install Now button.