Will this laptop be compatible with Ubuntu?

Chris Jones christopher.rob.jones at cern.ch
Thu Jan 14 19:47:11 UTC 2010


>> i think the best thing is to run ubuntu on virtual software like
>> virtualbox, vmware, etc on ur windows.
>> if not, u can try wubi (windows ubuntu installer), no need reformat ur
>> hdd onto ext3 system, u can remove it on add / remove program
>> or u can try ubuntu portable, it run on windows, no need to reformat ur
>> hdd, u can remove it by delete the folder
>> pls let me know if u meet any problem
>> have a nice day
> This sort of advice always disturbs me. Just run Ubuntu natively.  If  
> problems occur, is it windows, the VM. what? With all the anti-virus,  
> anti-malware software running in Windows and a VM on top you aren’t  
> getting the full advantage of the hardware either.

Agreed, but for the record a Wubi installation *is* native. When booted into ubuntu it is complete native, on its own. No VM etc. It just happens to use part of the windows filesystem as its filesystem, with some clever drivers. Very nice, as no reformatting needed.


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