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Ubuntu inside Windows: the Good, Bad and the Ugly

Apr 20, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"In this article, I’ll explore the benefits along with the shortcomings of choosing this type of Linux installation. As a full time Linux user, I’ll be putting myself in a unique position as I work to better understand the attraction of using Portable Ubuntu for Windows versus making the commitment to use Ubuntu Linux full time.

"Ubuntu in Windows: It's just easier
Before I discovered Portable Ubuntu for Windows, I was still wrapping my mind around another project called Wubi. This project's goal was to allow users to install a full installation of Ubuntu, from within Windows, only to reboot later to access their new operating system.

"At first, providing such a "Linux tease" seemed counter-productive. It didn’t encourage newbies to truly break away from the Windows world.

"With time, however, Linux users slowly began to see the value of using Linux from within a Windows environment. As it turned out, the Wubi project meant that these folks were able to enjoy Ubuntu Linux on their own terms."

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