Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jan 2007 10:23 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Work has begun on a Windows-based installer for Ubuntu. "The aim of this installer is to provide an easier way for a Windows user to install Ubuntu without having to know how to burn a CD .iso, set the BIOS to boot from CD, repartition the disks, set up a multiboot system, etc. It will not replace any of the current Ubuntu installation options, and will not require that Windows is installed prior to the installation of Ubuntu." Update: Screenshots.
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by eosp on Wed 17th Jan 2007 15:29 UTC
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I want to get rid of windows. Also, Topologi has had this for ages.

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RE: But...
by steviant on Wed 17th Jan 2007 20:42 in reply to "But..."
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Lots of people want to leave Windows, but not go cold turkey, or they might want to keep Windows around for games.

Going to Linux is not always a one-way journey, I can think of friends who would use Linux 90% of the time if there was better integration between Windows and Linux.

What would be nice is if there could be a Linux distribution which

A) Synchronizes your settings, documents and media between Windows and Linux when you boot either OS
B) Install openoffice, thunderbird & firefox
C) Sets up the creature comforts like Audio & DVD codecs during install if you indicate you're in a jurisdiction that does not allow software patents
D) Sets up NVidia, ATI and Intel accelerated drivers at install time.
E) Makes your windows files available from Linux, and your Linux files available from Windows (various solutions are available to access NTFS partitions in Linux, and an EXT2 IFS driver exists for windows)

All of these things would make it easier for people to use Linux some of the time, even if they aren't able to completely abandon Windows.

It would also be possible to suggest replacement apps for common software in Windows and to make Wine profiles for certain windows applications like Crossover does.

Windows and Linux are not mutually exclusive, in fact (speaking as someone with two computers in front of him, one Ubuntu, one Windows) I can safely say that the two can be quite complimentary in the way that, say; Paint Shop Pro can be useful for things even if you have Photoshop installed.

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by arielb on Wed 17th Jan 2007 21:21 in reply to "RE: But..."
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You're actually saying something that makes sense. That will not be tolerated here.

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