Just because Windows and Mac are the two most popular operating systems in the world doesn’t mean that there are no other options out there. In fact, Linux-based operating systems like Ubuntu are incredibly popular – particularly among users who want to speed up their computers as much as possible.

Today, we’re going to show you how to install Ubuntu on your computer in order to speed up its performance. Since Ubuntu’s performance requirements are so low (64MB of RAM and a measly 5GB of hard drive space!), it’s an ideal operating system to run on netbooks, laptops, or older computers. However, it has enough performance boosting qualities to perform well on a higher-end system with multiple monitors as well.

Oh, and did we mention it’s free?

Downloading Ubuntu is very easy, and Linux-based operating systems have come a long ways in terms of user friendliness. Check out this awesome guide by PC Advisor UK on how to install Ubuntu using a single USB flash drive.

Once installed, you’ll notice that Ubuntu looks a lot like Mac OSX. It has the same slick looking interface with an application launch bar along the left hand side. The entire appearance can easily be customized, and there is even an app marketplace where you can install thousands of free programs. This app marketplace is called the Ubuntu Software Centre, and it even features ratings and other data that allow users to easily find the best programs they need.

One frequent complaint about Linux-based operating systems is the fact that their programs are not compatible with other popular operating systems. Thanks to the Ubuntu Software Centre, this problem is a thing of the past, and users can install everything from their favorite media players to Dropbox.

Driver support has also been expanded, and you shouldn’t have any trouble setting up your Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth support, or any other services that you need. Thanks to Ubuntu’s large userbase, troubleshooting any problems that you encounter is a straightforward process.

If you’re still on the fence about downloading Ubuntu, the designers have set up an online tour that allows anybody to look through Ubuntu’s interface, programs, and other basic features. Check it out at http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/en/

Put simply, speeding up your computer with Ubuntu has never been easier. If you’re ready for a change from your Windows or Apple computer, then Ubuntu is your best alternative. Download it today by visiting Ubuntu.com


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