Will this laptop be compatible with Ubuntu?

Chris Jones christopher.rob.jones at cern.ch
Fri Jan 15 09:42:01 UTC 2010


> I still disagree. Why go partial for installing linux when you intend
> to use it as your main operating system.
> I mean really, just install it from cd, it's not that hard.
> I wouldn't want to tell another user to use an okay solution instead
> of the best method, that's just not my style.

If you know you are going to make linux your main platform, then yes I agree.

But to repeat myself, if you are not sure, and just want to try linux, wubi is IMHO, a much better way forward than a VM or live CD.

Also, just because *I* might want to use linux as my main platform, does not mean everyone who uses a given machine does. I have ubuntu installed on my parents machines via wubi. They never run ubuntu, only windows vista, but I use the ubuntu installation as much as I can when I am there.

As far as I can tell, the performance is identical to a pure 'native' installation (as has been discussed, the only thing that could possibly be affected is disk I/O), without the need for a risky repartitioning (which I didn't want to do to their system).

I'm not saying a wubi installation is the best solution in all cases, just it does fill a particular case very well.


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