Installing Xubuntu

Based on Ubuntu, Xubuntu is a lean distribution of the LInux operating system that:
  • Lets you access your applications through traditional menus, providing an alternative to other operating systems that access applications differently.
  • Runs well on older or slower PCs. Why discard a PC simply because it is too slow for MS Windows?
Xubuntu has an Xfce desktop environment that requires fewer hardware resources than does Unity, which is the standard Ubuntu desktop environment. This document contains procedures that can help you create an Xubuntu bootable disc, and then use it to install Xubuntu.


Creating an Xubuntu bootable disc - You create an Xubuntu bootable disc (live CD or DVD) by downloading and then burning an ISO file. To create an Xubuntu bootable disc, do the following:
  1. Go to the Xubuntu website, click Get Xubuntuand then click a download mirror according to your region, such as the United States. Alternatively, you can use a torrent download.
  2. Click on PC (Intel X86) desktop CD to download its ISO image. Alternatively, you can select  64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop CD.
  3. In your Downloads folder, right-click the image file, such as xubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso, and then select a disc burner, such as Brasero.
  4. Place a blank, writable CD or DVD into your optical drive, and burn your Xubuntu bootable disc.

Installing Xubuntu on your PC - To install Xubuntu through its bootable disc, do the following:
  1. Place your Xubuntu bootable disc into the optical drive on your PC, and then reboot it.
  2. Click Install Xubuntu to start the installation process. Note: You can first try Xubuntu by running it from its live CD. This does not disturb your current operating system.
  3. Select an installation type, and then click Continue.
  4. When your are ready to install Xubuntu, click Install Now.
  5. Select your time zone, and then click Continue.
  6. Either accept the default keyboard layout, English (US), or select another according to your requirements, and then click Continue.
  7. Type your user name, create a password, and then click Continue.At the upper-left desktop corner, click the Applications Menu (mouse) icon, select System, click Update Manager, and then install all updates.

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