[sf-lug] wubi

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat May 10 01:10:01 PDT 2008

Quoting Alex Kleider (a_kleider at yahoo.com):

> some members of the list might be interested in this:
> http://techreport.com/discussions.x/14714
> I had not heard of wubi before a friend of mine whom I have been
> encouraging to try linux (I was going to give him a copy of the latest
> Ubuntu distribution) found this on his own and has asked me if this is
> a good way to go.
> It seems to me: why not?

Bad disk performance and filesystem fragility.  Naive users will (at
minimum) walk away thinking "Wow, Linux is really slow."

If that doesn't bother you, go for it.  Me, I'd give your friend a live
CD, instead.  At least, then it's _obvious_ that disk access is going to
be slow (since disk = the CD or DVD).

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