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How to Install Linux for the First Time

 ·  ☕ 2 min read  ·  ✍️ Chris Titus

This article goes over installing Linux for the first time. I will break it down into 3 parts with a Video Walkthrough. Using this will make it very easy for you to install Linux for the first time.

Choosing the right version or flavor of Linux

Latest Ubuntu Desktop LTS –

RUFUS USB Creator for Windows –

Installation Process

  • Download ISO for ubuntu
  • Create a USB Thumb drive
  • Install


Basic Configuration

  • Installing Software
  • Using GUI / Gnome / Search

Video Walkthrough

Here is an entire Video playlist that you can choose from depending on where you are in the installation process. This is geared for new Linux users.

In conclusion, this will get you started with Linux. It is a steep learning curve starting out, but well worth it in the end. After you install Linux for the first time, you will need some time to adjust. I personally did this for my Mother-In-Law and she loves it. She never has to worry about viruses or her computer crashing, which was happening often in Windows, and it was the perfect solution for her.

I live stream on Twitch and encourage you to drop in and ask a question. I regularly publish on YouTube and, but if you need immediate assistance, check out the Terminal Cafe with Discord Invite Link.

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Chris Titus
Chris Titus
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