I installed Ubuntu on my 2nd PC at home. You might ask, “what is Ubuntu?”. Well, it is a Linux based operating system, open source and therefore, free.
I needed some assistance. Not with the install itself but with creating the install disc.
I downloaded the install files, no issue there – took a while mind you. I then had an ISO image file. Hmmm… Did I bring any blank CDs with me? No… Dang… Do I have a USB memory stick? No, dang.
So, I scour the web for a program that will allow me to create a bootable USB device with Ubuntu on it. I found a few programs, they didn’t work. Figures.
I don’t really need Ubuntu to work right away so it’s not like an emergency or anything. I am an IT guy though (or I play one on TV) and I like computer related shit to work – plain and simple.
Luckily for me, I have AM. He’s another IT guy that I left back in St. Catharines and he’s amazing – quite simply amazing. He suggested a download that had not come up in my search and voilà, I have a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu on it and 20 minutes later, I have a working OS. I install Google Chrome and remove Firefox from the quick launch bar and then I do this blog entry.
Simple as that. Thanks for your assistance AM – as always, it is appreciated.