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The Official Ubuntu Book, Third Edition by Jono Bacon, Jonathan Jesse, Corey Burger, Benjamin Mako Hill

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Chapter 2. Installing Ubuntu

IF YOU ARE READING THIS, it is fairly safe to assume that you have made the decision to give Ubuntu a try. You will find that Ubuntu’s flexibility manifests itself not only in its powerful and extensible operating system but also in how you evaluate and install it.

Trying Ubuntu is simple. The Ubuntu desktop CD is a special “live” CD. You can use this disc to run Ubuntu from the CD itself without Ubuntu removing or even coming into contact with your hard disk. This is ideal if you are already using another operating system like Windows or Mac OS X; you can try Ubuntu by running it from the CD, and you ...

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