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I have a couple of questions:

  1. Are my files safe when I upgrade (from the update manager) from 12.04 to 13.04? Are my files safe if I upgrade from the 13.04 install disc?

  2. Are my files safe if I dual-boot windows with ubuntu?

  3. Can I use multi-boot? More than two OSs on my hard disk (3TB, 2TB, 1TB)

  4. Is there a book for transitioning from windows to ubuntu?

Also, could you answer without using any technical jargon? I'm a newbie to ubuntu.

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To answer in short, yes, yes, yes, and yes. For the last question take a look here ubuntu-manual.org –  Nickolas Jun 20 '13 at 20:30
    
possible duplicate of Can I skip over releases when upgrading? –  aquaherd Jun 20 '13 at 20:54

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  1. In short, it is safe. But you should always have a backup of your data available.

  2. Of course, no matter if you installed Ubuntu using Wubi (Installer through Windows) or at onother partition in your hard drive.

  3. Dual Booting Windows and Ubuntu (from the Ubuntu Help page)

  4. You can have a look at the Ubuntu Manual which is available for free.

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