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Portable Ubuntu for Windows
on Sat 4th Apr 2009 16:36 UTC, submitted by
Using CoLinux, the
Xming X server
, and PulseAudio for Windows, the boys and girls behind the
Portable Ubuntu for Windows project
have turned the entire Ubuntu distribution into a executable that you can run within Windows. You can
see some screenshots
download it from their web page
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on Sat 4th Apr 2009 19:15 UTC in reply to "
Or, in Ubuntu 9.04 and above, if you want to keep all your ubuntu-desktop packages in tact, create the empty file:
in your home folder to disable it.
I think I am still on 8.10LTS, so this may not work.
But the fact that they added it is nice in that they have noticed how many people have had trouble with PulseAudio.
On a completely unrelated note, for those with a dual boot Windows/Linux machine, I cannot recommend enough the Windows ext2 driver, which allows you to read/write a ext2/ext3 partition from Windows (though just to be safe I put it on read-only mode.) It is here:
I have to reboot to Windows to watch any videos on my TV through my laptop because the X in Gutsy will no longer do the dual desktop setup that worked great in Feisty. Also the current video drivers for my ATI on-board suck and playing movies uses a ton of CPU. Of course all this worked fine on Feisty. Grumble, grumble.....
Of course running Windows lets me run my favorite browser Chrome, so it isn't all bad.
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