Install and run Ubuntu without disturbing Windows

Posted on January 17, 2007. Filed under: Ubuntu, Windows XP |

Want to take Linux for a spin? Forget partitions, dual-boot setups and live CDs: The new Ubuntu Windows installer lets you run the Linux distro while keeping the rest of your system intact.

In other words, it’s like a live CD without the CD. Just run the installer, which in turn downloads a disk image of Ubuntu (actually, your choice of four Ubuntu distros), and then reboot your PC. Choose the desired boot option from the menu that appears, and presto: You’re running Linux. This is a working prototype, not a finished product, so user beware. It didn’t work on my Vista box (I discovered after the fact that Vista isn’t supported yet), but it ran like a gem on an XP system. Great way to run Ubuntu without the hassles of partitioning or burning a live CD!

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