Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta can be Installed in Windows
One of the reasons users are afraid to try out Linux is because of its tedious installation and uninstallation process which involves creating a separate partition etc etc. So a novice user is afraid to install windows as they don’t like to mess with partitions. Sometimes even I don’t feel like trying a Linux Distro as installation takes time. You do have the option of trying out Linux with a Live CD but its experience is not the same as that of an installed version.
However Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” beta will make things much easier as it will give an option to Windows users to install Ubuntu on there system without affecting the Windows installation. It has two new options called umenu and Wubi which will let us install Ubuntu alongside Windows in an manner similar to what we use while installing software’s. All you will need is a
- A Windows PC
- Atleast 4Gb of disk space
- A ubuntu 8.04 CD or ISO
When you Autorun the CD on a windows computer, it will have an option of “Install Under Windows” through which you can install Ubuntu easily. The Windows boot manager will also provide an option for “Ubuntu” after the reboot.
Uninstall process is also similar to that of other software’s. This will provide users an easy way to install and uninstall Ubuntu on there systems. I definitely think that if more Linux Distro start providing this option, Linux adaptation will become much easier for every user. What do you guys think ?