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Ubuntu on Windows: Wubi

Apr 29, 2008, 20:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"One of the signs of Ubuntu's soaring popularity is that the computer press enthusiastically credits the distribution with anything that happens to be new in its release. A case in point is Wubi, an application for installing Ubuntu in Windows as a loopmounted device. The truth is, while Wubi installs a copy of Ubuntu whose performance is first-rate, the assumptions it makes about users' knowledge probably work against its goal of encouraging Windows users to try Ubuntu.

"Contrary to the impression you might get from media coverage, Wubi is nothing new. GNU/Linux distributions have been co-existing on Windows file systems at least since Monkey Linux in 1997, and other distributions, such as Damn Small Linux, have the same capacity today..."

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