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[News] Interview with the Wubi Man (Ubuntu Linux Installation Under Windows)

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Interview with Agostino Russo - Wubi - Ubuntu

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| Sean Campbell: Tell us a little bit about your background, how you got 
| involved with Ubuntu, and your relationship to Wubi. 
| Agostino: I started using Ubuntu very early on, even before the first 
| release. Around 2003 or 2004, I was a Debian user. I was helping people on 
| forums, and a lot of friends were asking what distribution to use. I was very 
| happy with Debian, but I never felt comfortable suggesting Debian to first 
| timers. So I decided to test some Debian-based distribution that was 
| supposedly “user friendly.”      



Wubi Tuesday

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| In the past I’d have downloaded an ISO image, burning it to CD, and booting
| from the resulting disk. This time, however, I decided to try out Wubi, an
| installer that promised to let me run Ubuntu without having to re-partition
| my hard drive.
| [...]
| Once it’s in place, all you need to do is reboot, choose Ubuntu from the list
| displayed at start-up, and you’re ready to run. There are a couple of
| caveats - as it’s running from a virtual disk on another file system you
| can’t hibernate, and if you have a power outage you stand a higher chance of
| getting corruption. Even so, it’s still a great way of getting started with a
| non-Windows OS with out the performance hit of virtualisation - and it’s easy
| to migrate your new install to its own real file system.



Wubi: The Easy Way To Test-Drive Linux On A Windows PC

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| There must be a catch, right? Not really: If you're looking for a realistic,
| fully functional Linux desktop experience, Wubi comes awfully close. While
| you will see a slight performance penalty running Ubuntu on a Windows file
| system rather than on a native Linux partition, keeping your Windows disk
| defragmented will keep the difference to a minimum.


When Dubie met Wubi

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| Loyal readers of this column will remember our four-part series on installing
| one of the more popular distros of Linux, Ubuntu. Now that Ubuntu 8.4 LTS
| (Long-Term Support) has been released, with Firefox 3, you might be curious
| about how to check out and possibly use this upstart OS, but you're reticent
| because of all the nastiness you've heard about partitioning your hard drive,
| which once fell into the realm of Upper Geekdom.
| Worry no more. Wubi, a free Ubuntu installer for Windows, handles all that
| folderol. It installs Ubuntu as though it were another application on your
| hard drive, and you can delete it at your leisure. You can then test drive
| Ubuntu and its open-source applications, then switch back to Windows if you
| so desire.

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