Ubuntu inside Windows: the Good, Bad and the Ugly
Apr 20, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
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[ Thanks to James Maguire
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"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
"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."