Setting up Ubuntu for more sophisticated users
If you're tech-savvy, you may want to do more with Ubuntu Desktop Edition than use it as your standard
operating system. Canonical's support team can help you optimise Ubuntu so that you can take advantage of
the elegance and efficiency of Linux. From assistance with migrating from a different operating system, such
as Windows, to helping you configure compatible devices such as Bluetooth and mobile technologies, our
expert support team are here to help you make the most of Ubuntu.
Need help migrating your Windows desktop to Ubuntu?
Migrating to a new desktop isn't about starting from scratch. Our support team can help you preserve your
existing files and settings, and maintain your existing operating systems through specific partitioning schemes.
When you are ready, we will help you transfer those documents, images and even your desktop background
and Windows Favourite settings to Ubuntu.
Can I continue to use Windows applications in Ubuntu?
Yes. Although we will always try to recommend any free, open source applications over proprietary ones, you
may need to continue using your existing Windows applications. We can support you with this by helping you
set up a compatibility-layer or virtualized instance, ensuring you don't lose access to the applications you
need when migrating to Ubuntu.
What if I need to maintain two operating systems?
There may be a temporary stage while migrating to Ubuntu, or a permanent need, to maintain two operating
systems at once. As well as helping you configure the appropriate partitioning schemes for your usage, our
support team will help you establish the best way to work in such a situation, whether it is transitory or more
long term. We can help you access files that are still in Windows, over the network. And we can enable you to
access files that reside in Ubuntu from within Windows.
In addition, our support team will help you set up logical volume management (LVM) and encrypt your hard
drive for better security.