Thomas had always been fascinated by the idea of running Ubuntu, a popular open-source operating system, on his Windows computer. He had heard that Ubuntu was more secure, more stable, and more customizable than Windows, and he wanted to give it a try.
He had done some internet research and found plenty of tutorials on how to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. He had even downloaded the Ubuntu ISO file and burned it onto a USB drive using a tool called Rufus.
Excited and a little nervous, Thomas inserted the USB drive into his computer and rebooted it. As the computer started up, he pressed the F12 key to enter the boot menu and selected the USB drive as the boot device.
The Ubuntu installer launched, and Thomas followed the prompts. He selected the language and clicked “Install Ubuntu.” The installer warned him that he was about to erase all data on his hard drive, but Thomas had made a backup of his important files, so he clicked “Continue.”
The installation took about 20 minutes, during which Thomas nervously sipped on a soda and watched the progress bar creep forward. Finally, the installer finished, and Thomas was prompted to restart his computer.
As the computer booted up, Thomas held his breath. Would Ubuntu work? Would he be able to find all his files? Would his computer still be able to connect to the internet?
To his relief, everything seemed to be working perfectly. Ubuntu was up and running, and all his files were still there. He even found that he liked the look and feel of Ubuntu better than Windows.
Over the next few weeks, Thomas spent hours customizing his Ubuntu installation, tweaking the settings, and installing new applications. He found the Ubuntu community to be welcoming and helpful, and he enjoyed learning about the open-source software movement.
Ultimately, Thomas was glad he had taken the leap and installed Ubuntu on his Windows computer. He felt like he had joined a community of like-minded individuals who were passionate about technology and making the world a better place. He knew he would continue to use Ubuntu for many years.7
It is worth knowing that you can run Ubuntu next to Windows, meaning that you do not have to completely erase Windows and all data on a hard drive to install Ubuntu.
Thomas was also happy to find resources online explaining how he can use all sorts of Linux commands in the terminal window such as the WC, find, and other commands.