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I'm a little confused over which way to install Ubuntu 12.

I've been running it in a virtual machine for a while now and I want to make the switch from Windows. I'd like to have a dual boot, with a large portion of disk space given over to Ubuntu so I can wean myself off Windows. There seem to be so many ways to install it that I'm getting a bit lost.

A link to the correct page would be much appreciated.

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I suggest doing it the traditional way: install from a bootable USB stick. Follow the official Ubuntu community help/instructions at Installation/FromUSBStickQuick.

The instructions include a very simple and easy to follow step-by-step guide.

In my experience, traditional installations (i.e. via bootable USB stick) are better than WUBI (for reference, official instructions are at Installation/FromWindows) ones for a number of reasons.

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