Portable Ubuntu

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Sun Apr 5 15:04:31 BST 2009

I came across this review on lifehacker:


and then read http://portableubuntu.sourceforge.net says:

"Portable Ubuntu for Windows is a Ubuntu system running as a Windows

This system is built with the Colinux Kernel, Xming X server and Pulseaudio
server for Windows."

I haven't tried it, but it sounds like a pretty smooth experience for
Windows users, with an application-like installation and no rebooting.  It
seems similar to a VM experience, but instead of standalone virtualization
software, it uses cooperative drivers for the host.

Is anyone interested in a closer look?  It seems like a lot of moving parts
and may not be suitable for integration, but seems a very interesting

 - mdz

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