Will this laptop be compatible with Ubuntu?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 21:09:39 UTC 2010

> OK, I agree on the point that the filesystem is slightly different, and perhaps having some minor overhead. But on all other respects a wubi installaton is absolutely *no* different to one 'native' one (with repartitioning etc.). Once running, the kernel is completely native, not a VM in any way. You have exactly the same access to all hardware components. Apart from disk access, everything else will be *exactly* the same with regard to performance. I would also go as far as say unless you are a power user with serious I/O needs, you will not notice any difference w.r.t. to file access at all.
> just my 2 cents. If you want an easy to install (an uninstall) linux installation with 99.99% the speed of a 'native' one, wubi is just great.

Wubi might be fine for people who want to toy around and see what
Ubuntu or Linux is. But for those of use who use Ubuntu everyday as
our operating system, Wubi / VM is a joke.

Dotan Cohen


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