Computer Corner #29
By Bob Habas
Formally of computer Connections
Ubuntu Desktop Edition Download
Boot & run Ubuntu Desktop Edition from
a CD or thumbdrive. FireFox, OpenOffice, File Manager; it's got it all on a
4GB thumbrive you can slip in your pocket! Create your free OS in 20 minutes
You can download Ubuntu Desktop Edition
online, completely free
Create a USB drive
Once you've finished
downloading your file, you'll need to create a bootable USB drive.
You can try out Ubuntu
before you install it. When your CD or USB stick is ready, you can run Ubuntu
directly from your CD or USB without affecting your current system.
Burning a CD means that you can trial Ubuntu without affecting your
current system. And you can install it alongside or instead of your system
whenever you're ready.
The best part, and the reason I was doing
this little project, is that you can boot to the USB stick, and transfer files
off your hard drive, through the network (Ubuntu automatically loads network
drivers!), or back onto the USB stick.
If your hard drive ever crashes, and
Windows won't boot, just load the USB stick and retrieve critical files off
your hard drive. Invaluable for my line of work. And FREE!
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