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How To Migrate Your Desktop From Windows To Linux

Jan 19, 2009, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Cat for this link. ]

"Recently, however, Ubuntu added a second option for test-driving a distro -- this time without even logging out of an existing Windows account. This software, named "Wubi," will actually run Ubuntu Linux in its own virtual environment within Windows, without jeopardizing an existing PC configuration or system data.

"Because Wubi loads and runs from its own dedicated folder on a Windows hard drive, it actually runs faster than a live version of Ubuntu. In fact, while Wubi isn't quite as fast as running a fully-installed version of Linux from its own disk partition, it's close enough that many people can't really tell the difference in performance. That makes it a great tool for introducing employees -- and managers -- to a "real" Ubuntu Linux environment while still allowing them to work productively."

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