tuxebi at gmx.de
Sat Nov 8 14:44:46 UTC 2008
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Or even better for the trepidacious new user, slip the new disk into the
> drive _while_ you're running Windows and the "Wubi" installer will create a
> file _inside_ your Windows partition and install Ubuntu into that. Then
> you can boot into either without trouble.
On a sidenote:
While I understand Wubi as a rather riskfree way to explore Linux, I
never recommend Wubi or vmware/vbox installations to newcomers.
Imho these msolutions either depend on the power of the underlying
windows or are nice but slow through emulation.
Both are nice and fine for a professional using needing Linux for
occassionally looking at it.
In contrast, I think a serious newcomer has got the right to see Linux
at it's best. Imho this can only happen via installing Linux natively on
>> Also, I have a lot of files on my computer, am I going to
>>> have to back them up to DVD before installing the above mentioned OS
>> YES!!! However this is not Linux specific.
> YES! Any time you are doing a major install - particularly an Operating
> System - you should have backups. (I know you said that, but it can't be
> stressed enough).
Also if you are not doing major installs, you should have backups,
anytime because users make mistakes and hardware fails.
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