In this brief tutorial, we are going to show you how to install Xubuntu on your computer. Xubuntu is a famous open-source operating system that is very popular among Linux power-users. Xubuntu has been defined as an operating system that does not require many system resources. Unlike Ubuntu, Xubuntu still supports 32-bit systems. Xubuntu is very similar to Ubuntu, except for XFCE that is lighter and simpler than unity. Xubuntu also allows customization. The customization settings of Xubuntu are found in a separate settings manager, a bit like the Windows control panel used to be. To install Xubuntu on your computer, you need to have three things with you. Xubuntu ISO, a USB flash drive and a software like Rufus or Win32 Disk Imager to prepare the installation media.
Before downloading Xubuntu ISO, it is essential to know the requirements that your computer needs to have to run Xubuntu. We recommend you to check Xubuntu's official website to find out the latest system requirements. We are not mentioning system requirements in this article because they tend to change all the time when a new release comes out. Once you have finished downloading the ISO file, you can proceed to the next step which is downloading Rufus. You can get it from their official website or Chocolatey. To make your USB flash drive bootable, install it on your computer, run it and drag and drop the ISO file into the software and then click on "Start" to start making the installation media. We advise you to do a complete backup before this process as this will delete all data that the USB flash has stored. You can close Rufus and eject the USB flash drive from your computer once this step is completed.
Now you can use your newly created USB flash drive to install Xubuntu. To do this, you have to insert the USB flash drive once again into the computer and restart your computer. If your BIOS detects the USB drive, it will show you the installation wizard for Xubuntu. It will take a few seconds to load up the Xubuntu installer. Once it is loaded, it will ask you to select the language. Simply, pick your default language and click on "Next".
Then the Xubuntu wizard will ask you to select a hard disk partition to install Xubuntu in. For this, we recommend you to install Xubuntu in a new partition to avoid issues. You can even install Xubuntu on a portable hard disk. Once you continue, it might take a few minutes to install Xubuntu. After that, you will have to create a personal user account with a password. This password is super important to remember as it will be the one with which you will log in and work on the system. Also, please ensure to set a strong password. At the end of the Xubuntu installation, you will only have to restart your computer and remove the USB flash drive. We hope this helps.