WUBI, VMs etc

Mark C. Miller mr.mcmiller at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 01:13:08 UTC 2010

On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 21:34:49 +0000, Steve wrote:

> Rather then bog down another, unrelated, thread on this I thought I’d
> start a new one.
> I’ve seen the suggestion more than a few times that people, often
> newbies, use WUBI or a VM to try Linux out.  While WUBI is a quite good
> system for testing a distro without the problems of partitioning, which
> often frightens people  and can be occasionally problematic.  I don’t
> believe VMs are a very good suggestion at all.  Apart from the problem
> of setting one up, you won’t know where problems lie.  Is it with
> Windows, Linix or the VM?  Nor is it a good test of the hardware for
> Linux.
> Discuss
> --
> Steve

I never would have gotten into Ubuntu without WUBI.  I've never been able 
to successfully launch a virtual machine.  I don't know what I do wrong, 
but it just never works.  WUBI worked for me right away; has worked for a 
number of my friends too.  

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