Free Software Magazine: Do We Need an Ubuntu Installer for Windows?
Jan 30, 2007, 10:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Peck)
"If you haven't heard yet, there's a new Ubuntu-oriented project
that's been making waves: install.exe. In short, it's a way to
install Ubuntu onto the same file system as Microsoft Windows
without repartitioning your drive. Justifications include
minimizing the risk of data loss during repartitioning, a more
user-friendly installation process, and eliminating the need of
burning a CD to install. However, is there truly a need for an
Ubuntu installer for Windows?
"On the surface, it sounds like a good idea. Avoiding
repartitioning? Bringing Ubuntu to a larger, less technologically
inclined audience? Making the installation process even simpler
than it already is? These are all excellent ideas. However, I feel
that there are many flaws with the concept that need to be