Thursday, January 11, 2007

How to get Ubuntu

Well I forgot to mention how to get Ubuntu. There are three main ways to get a copy:

1. Order free
You fill out a mailing form and Canonical will send them to you in about 6-8 weeks. No hassles, junk mail, no mailing lists, no e-mail, nothing to buy later. You just get the disks for free.
Order them here

2. Download directly from a mirror
This is the fastest way. Depending on your connection it takes a couple of hours.
Download Ubuntu here

3. Bittorrent
If you don't know what or how to use bittorent select option 1 or 2. If you want try to learn more about Bittorent go here.
The torrents to Download Ubuntu can be found at the bottom of this page

Once you have downloaded Ubuntu you need to burn it onto a disc. So either use your favorite burning program or you can use WindowsXP's built in iso burning. You just insert a blank CD/DVD into your drive, right click the .iso file you downloaded and select Send To, send it to your CD/DVD writer (for most people it will be named CD-RW Drive or DVD-RW Drive) and the disc will begin to burn.

These CD/DVDs are live discs. This mean that you can put them into your machine and try using Ubuntu before you install it. Still not sure what a LiveCD is? Look here

Next Up: Installing Ubuntu, I promise. I'm working overtime to get the guide easy and take all the pictures needed.
edited by pHreaksYcle


Timon Braun said...

There is a DVD of Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10) in the current (January) edition of Linux Pro Magazine, which is available for $10 at Borders and probably many other stores and newstands. I got one just as a recovery disc. It may also be handy to use one of the Ubuntu books, which include installation CDs.

redDEAD said...

Thanks for the heads up. You can also order them from I forgot to mention that they are only $10. Much less than Vista $400.

Paul said...

Quick question - are you using the 64 bit version on you Dell 1501? Not sure if I should be using that or the standard 32 bit version.


redDEAD said...

i use 32 bit, not sold on the advantages of 64 bit yet. you can use either.

Drew Martell said...

LMAO I had no idea you could right click and send to in order to make an ISO in XP. I've been using BurnCDCC.