Ubuntu is a Linux operating system. What this means is that it uses the Linux kernel (the main program, the "brain" of the OS) and a bunch of other open-source software. There are literally thousands of different Linux-based operating systems, each with their own particular niche.
I was given a disk of 'Ubuntu' today at college, and I've heard some things about Linux, and would like to install it.
First of all, what is special about Ubuntu? All I know is that it's an OS, and nothing else. :P
If you have a spare harddrive lying around, I'd use that first before trying to repartition your existing drive. Before you do anything, however,
How do I create an extra partition? I have a rough idea, but I need a bit of help, also - will it delete my current partition?