since ubuntu insists on only distributing the OS with unity (when I prefer gnome) I decided that since the company i work for got us new laptops, I was going to install backtrack. However it turns out I had to install an old version of backtrack and then upgrade to a newer version, too much fiddling for my liking.
eventually I decided to install ubuntu since I had the image for 12.10 in 64bit. my problem is that throughout the day yesterday I've found that there are settings on he machine that had to be changed for me to install ubuntu on this Asus Ultrabook, but after turning off fast startup and the other 'FAST' setting in the BIOS, I still get only a black screen after selecting either running ubuntu from my live flash drive or selecting the install option.
can somebody pleeeeease help me, windows 8 is worse than windows 7 and the last windows OS I could bare with was XP, I cannot run ubuntu in a vm (VirtualBox by Oracle) on windows 8 because of some of the restrictions microsoft put in windows since vista