Will this laptop be compatible with Ubuntu?
johnneylee.rollins at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 09:51:17 UTC 2010
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 1:42 AM, Chris Jones
<christopher.rob.jones at cern.ch> wrote:
>> 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.
I wouldn't even use it for that reason. I'd put it on a thumb drive or
a external drive and use that. Wubi should be used for the "try it and
if you like it, really install it" effect. Not for any permanent
install. My opinion, even though it isn't that humble.
I'm glad that the OP decided to do a legit install. If you need
anything else, just write us all a nice email, and we'll scramble to
solve the case.
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