Tired of Windows and all the viruses that come with it? Why not use an operating system that is virtually virus free. Linux is an open source operating system and after a little practice you will optimize your computers potential performance.
First off you will need to download the linux mint 9 .iso file and Unetbootin.
Step 1: Download your preferred version of Linux –This guide is for Linux Mint 9–
Step 2: Download Unetbootin –This acts as the platform to install your new Linux Mint 9 operating system–
Step 3: Turn off your computer
Step 4: Turn off your computer and either tap F2 or delete when powering on in order to configure your BIOS/CMOS.
Step 5: Change boot order to boot from a flash drive as 1st priority. **NOTE Not all computers can be booted from flash drives** Insert flash drive into the computer
Step 6: Turn off computer
Step 7: Turn on computer and scroll through the boot menu to “Install Linux Mint 9” Press enter.
Step 8: After desktop comes up select the “Install Linux Mint 9” Press enter
Step 9: Follow installation instructions.
Step 10: If you do not want to have any other operating system on your computer use the “Format and use entire disk” option. This will erase any operating system(s) you have on your computer and Linux will be the only operating system.
Step 11:(optional) If you want to keep your previous operating system then select “Install side by side” option and you will be able to choose between operating systems.
**NOTE** This is a great way to clear viruses off of computers.*
Difficulty: Easy-Moderately Easy