Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Feb 2008 22:18 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu development community has announced that the fifth Ubuntu 8.04 prerelease is now available for testing. Ubuntu 8.04 alpha 5 adds additional polish and reliability as well as a few intriguing new features. The official release of Ubuntu 8.04, codenamed Hardy Heron, is scheduled for late April and feature freeze is already in effect. One of the most significant new features added in alpha 5 is support for Wubi, a new installation mechanism that makes it easier for Ubuntu and Windows to coexist on the same computer. Wubi provides a complete Ubuntu installer that can be run in Windows from the Ubuntu Live CD. It installs Ubuntu into a folder on the Windows file system and sets up a boot menu so that users can choose between Windows and Ubuntu when the computer starts." My take: The Linux world is playing catch-up to the BeOS world, I see?
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RE: Installation under Windows
by jaypee on Mon 25th Feb 2008 16:12 UTC in reply to "Installation under Windows"
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When I mentioned being able to install Mandrake like this, I remember not having to resize partitions. It was done much the same as installing any other application under Windows. So, I don't think Wuby is breaking any new ground here.

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