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And if you do, how much space should I partition for it? Can I just install it to my laptop? I have so many questions! I'm a newbie to Linux :D

By the way, I'm running Windows 8 on a Lenovo IdeaPad.

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answers for all these questions are found on this site,please search before posting a question. – Avinash Raj Dec 22 '13 at 13:06
Please see Install Ubuntu 13.10. – Mitch Dec 22 '13 at 13:39

To install Ubuntu you'll need either -

  • USB key with 1GB of free space + Unetbootin to copy the CD to USB and make it bootable
  • A burned DVD of the Ubuntu ISO (CD is no longer supported, because of 950MB image size)
  • To mount the Ubuntu.iso in Windows8 and launch "Wubi", Windows Ubuntu installer.

You'll need at least a 6GB partition, but that's really shrunk. I personally wouldn't go under 25GB.

You can "just" install it to your laptop.

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