Will this laptop be compatible with Ubuntu?

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 19:56:38 UTC 2010

> 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.

I'd like to dispel any thoughts of wubi just being a native install.
It really isn't. What it does is it installs linux into a file on your
windows partition and boots from that. It's slower due to slow reads
and writes to disk. I'm not a fan of wubi for a permanent install.
I already answered you before, but my thought would be either dual
boot the sucker or keep the key handy.
I'd make sure that the ubuntu iso I download is 64-bit and that I
install it with a separate partition for /home.
Maybe even a 4gig partition for /opt unless you don't know what the
folder is for, in that case forget it. It isn't important.

Review: No wubi. No vms.



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