# 9.2. Installing and A brief view of My preferred Softwares¶

On these section, I will give some relatively detailed experience on linux.

## 9.2.1. Installing ubuntu¶

Thanks the god, there is ubuntu for newbies. It’s easy to install. Nothing special to say, just be careful when you are formatting your hard-disk.

The software source I recommend to use in pku is that of bjtu.

You can check it out on http://mirror.bjtu.edu.cn

The speed is about 10M/s within our school net.

## 9.2.2. Installing Arch¶

I used the way of usb key to install the archlinux.

1. Make a usb key for installation.
1. I followed the way called UNetBootin
2. And you can Dowload UNetBootin From here<http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/>_
3. I do these on my ubuntu, and everything goes fine. It only takes about 160M space of my usb key.
2. Intall the base arch on the desktop. PS: Here I enccounted in a problem that an error message comes up something like “Cann’t find the ARCH_201005 disk”. And rename my usb key as ARCH2010 solved this problem.
3. Config the arch linux. I will detail these in the next section.