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LINUX Anyone? FREEBIE
May 9, 2010
5:00 AM
AlanR
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Courtesy of ZDNet, you can get Wubi 10.04 (Windows) 1,435 KB

at http://downloads.zdnet.com/abs…..ag=nl.e530

Note : FREE (ZDNet) Registration is required.

What is it you say? Here is the ZDNet description;

Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!You keep Windows as it is, Wubi only adds an extra option to boot into Ubuntu. Wubi does not require you to modify the partitions of your PC, or to use a different bootloader, and does not install special drivers. It works just like any other application.

Wubi is spyware and malware free, and being open source, anyone can verify that.

If you are curious about LINUX, here’s an opportunity to try it out without going through virtual hoops or other dual boot set-ups. Cool

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
May 9, 2010
6:00 AM
Adrian
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Isn’t WUBI freeware and can be downloaded in many places?

I don’t want to get a new account just for this purpose. Thinking of a new password is not that easy… Frown

May 9, 2010
6:18 AM
AlanR
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Yes, WUBI is freeware. Get it from your favourite store (if they have it). Smile

Above notice was to alert dotTechies of current new version availability.

Care to post any alternate d/l sites.?

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
May 9, 2010
6:29 AM
Adrian
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Alerts on new version availabilty should be posted in the “This software has been updated!” forums. Can an admin please move this thread? (Unfortunately there are no admin places left – I want to get some of Locutus’s Borg po… ahem ahem admin powers. Wink)

May 9, 2010
7:19 AM
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Adrian: Since I’ve never heard about this option to try LINUX, I think this thread is in the right place.

If everybody and his brother knew about it and used it, that would be different.

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May 9, 2010
7:33 AM
secret2008
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http://wubi-installer.org/

No need to register

Ignorance is bliss. The less you know, the happier you are.
May 9, 2010
8:22 AM
Adrian
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Thanks, “secret2008″. BTW, do you have a nickname we can call you?

May 9, 2010
9:24 AM
karen
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I agree with Wheezer. Since this is probably software that most are not familiar with, it is best to leave it in this forum where it will get the most exposure.

May 9, 2010
11:31 AM
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It actually supports Ubuntu, Kubutnu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu.  Just to confuse you more…Wink

Ubuntu (the default) is pretty nice.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 9, 2010
4:30 PM
sean
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Adrian said:

 

Thinking of a new password is not that easy… Frown


 

Adrian, have you tried an application for firefox called lostpass? It includes a password generator, and saves your passwords in it’s “vault” and auto fills for you.

May 9, 2010
10:34 PM
AlanR
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Wheezer said:

Adrian: Since I’ve never heard about this option to try LINUX, I think this thread is in the right place.


 

karen said:

I agree with Wheezer. Since this is probably software that most are not familiar with, it is best to leave it in this forum where it will get the most exposure.


 

Thanks guys for your support. That was my opinion, especially considering this website predominantly caters for the Windows environments.

(Nod, Nod goes Karen, warmly clutching the iPad to her bosom. Laugh )

Does it really matter that much in which forum it is placed? It is for Mr. Boss decide what’s appropriate.

As long as the message gets through is what counts. Cool

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
May 9, 2010
10:52 PM
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I tried the iPad today. It was OK, but in the time I spent with it I didn’t grow to think “wow!” as much as I thought “wow!” about the camera with touch-to-focus.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 9, 2010
11:25 PM
Ashraf
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WUBI is amazing.

May 10, 2010
1:15 AM
AlanR
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secret2008 said:

http://wubi-installer.org/

No need to register


 

Welcome to dotTech, and thanks for providing an alternative link. Smile

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
May 12, 2010
6:41 PM
secret2008
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AlanR said:

Welcome to dotTech, and thanks for providing an alternative link. Smile


I’ve actually been here since dotTech was still PMnet. I just never went on the forums.
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May 12, 2010
6:46 PM
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secret2008 said:

AlanR said:

Welcome to dotTech, and thanks for providing an alternative link. Smile


I’ve actually been here since dotTech was still PMnet. I just never went on the forums.
 

 

They’re a wonderful place, if not a little side-tracked.

Oh, the site that was :(
May 12, 2010
7:21 PM
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Linux is fine, but BSD is ages better.  Too bad there is not a program like this that installs BSD, but I am fine with the text based installer, so it’s okSmile

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May 12, 2010
11:25 PM
AlanR
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secret2008 said:

I’ve actually been here since dotTech was still PMnet. I just never went on the forums.


That would be a silent “f” then. Wink

Same goes for me, I didn’t register for a looooong time. Cool

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
May 13, 2010
10:07 PM
AlanR
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calebstein said:

Linux is fine, but BSD is ages better.  Too bad there is not a program like this that installs BSD, but I am fine with the text based installer, so it’s okSmile


 

Care to start a new topic on BSD ?  I am sure many of us are keen to be enlightened and educated. Confused Cool

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
May 21, 2010
8:47 PM
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AlanR said:

calebstein said:

Linux is fine, but BSD is ages better.  Too bad there is not a program like this that installs BSD, but I am fine with the text based installer, so it’s okSmile


Care to start a new topic on BSD ?  I am sure many of us are keen to be enlightened and educated. Confused Cool

Can do Smile
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