Installing Windows 8 or Ubuntu on a Mac

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  1. Tomato Hentai
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    My homeroom teacher was given a Mac, but we've been having a bunch of issues with it, and nobody really knows how to use Mac OSX at all, so my teacher wants to install Ubuntu or Windows 8 on the Mac, and get rid of OSX, but I'm wondering if it'll be as easy as shoving the Windows 8 disc/Ubuntu USB stick in and booting the computer, or if there's more we have to do to get it to install.
     
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    Use the Boot Camp Installer in the Utilities section.

    EDIT: Tomato Hentai I would recommend seriously using the Bootcamp Installer and keeping a small partition for OS X - it takes care of all that for you, you just need to specify how big you want your partitions to be via slider - and keep the OS X as a backup in case something goes fatally wrong and you have no access to be able to boot the computer.
     
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    You might not want to get rid of OS X completely. Just shrink the partition down as small as possible or something. Chances are it's much harder to get back if you'd ever want it.
     
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    According to the internet, you should be able to do that with Disk Utility (also found in Utilities).
     
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    Thank you both!
     
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