If you discover that Windows 8 isn’t quite your cup of tea, and you have no feasible path to downgrade, it may be a good idea to dual boot with Linux to have an alternative operating system you can use. For most people, using Ubuntu is an excellent choice because of its popularity, software selection, hardware support, and ease of use. However, if you want to dual-boot, you need to do a few things before you’re ready to enjoy your Linux installation.
Want to check out Linux, but fear you might wreck your existing Windows installation? Don’t. There are plenty of risk-free ways to try Linux, from live CDs to USB keys to virtual machines. Whether you’re thinking of ditching Windows or simply want to tinker with some tech, Linux is worth looking into. If you want to see how user friendly Linux can be, I recommend starting with Ubuntu, though others will tell you Linux Mint is a better first experience. If you consider yourself a geek, at least try it out.
On April 25th, the newest version of one of the most popular Linux distributions was released — Ubuntu 13.04, codenamed “Raring Ringtail”. Unlike previous releases of Ubuntu, 13.04 doesn’t bring extraordinary new visual features which may make some people even more skeptical about this release than others. So what exactly is new, and should you really upgrade?
Did you know that can keep data persistent, or even do a full install for Linux, on a USB drive?