If your like me and tired of Windows 8 and it’s annoying new features (like images and PDF files taking long time to load), then you may want to install a Linux distro.  If you want to install a new distro but dual boot it alongside Windows 8, here is a quick tutorial on how to do just that.  My favorite distro is Xubuntu as it is fast, smooth and stable.  The latest Xubuntu comes with all drivers loaded and is especially good for AMD computers.  I installed it on an AMD Acer Aspire One C-50 laptop, and now my laptop is 10 times faster with better battery life.  Video and audio plays smooth on this Xubuntu distro. I used the Unetbootin tool to install the live Xubuntu USB.  To dual boot your Windows 8 installation with a new distro of your choice, all you have to do is live boot the new distro from USB or CD and then start the installation process. During the installation phase, the Distro installer should prompt you on what you want to do with the existing Windows 8 installation.  It will give you options like “Keep Windows 8 and partition the hard drive space”,  “Delete Windows 8” etc.  You want to select the option that says “Keep Windows 8” and then it should take you to a screen where you can change partition sizes of the Windows 8 and the Linux Distro. This was my first time doing this, so just to feel safe I kept default partition size settings.  After I finished installation and restarted, I got to the below screen which allows me to select Xubuntu or Windows 8 loader.  Easy right? IMG_20130818_034548