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I just purchased a new tablet that came with Windows 10. I want to replace the OS with Ubuntu. Problem: the HD is only 30 gb. How much space will Ubuntu take up? Windows uses 9 gb.

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My root partition (everything except the home folder) is about 5gb. XUbuntu 13.10 (32-bit) because I haven't been updating this machine very religiously.

30gb is more than enough for the OS and personal files....as long as you aren't trying to store anything massive, you will be fine.

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30GB will be plenty for Ubuntu. If you really want to get more space, you can always upgrade to a new disk. If you do get a new disk, buy an SSD for maximum performance. Ubuntu can install in as little as 4GB if you do things right.

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