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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A nice way to tryout linux.
by Ishan on Tue 26th Feb 2008 06:51 UTC
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I tried wubi some times ago, before installing natively. I'm (was) a windows xp user so the concept was very appealing to me. While UMSDOS added needed features to the FAT, wubi install everything in a file which I find to be a better solution (it feels fast, I don't know if I dreaming it or what)
I'm now using Ubuntu on a native install (and don't hate me for my choice of linux distro, this one works and you don't have to fiddle with conf files for days) thx to my try with wubi, I think I'm not alone ;)

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