[sf-lug] wubi

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Sat May 10 06:16:05 PDT 2008

--- Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> 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).

Thanks for the advice, Rick.
I'll pass it on. I was worried there might be a catch.
As I mentioned, I'm already in the process of getting him a "live CD."

a_kleider at yahoo.com

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