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    Why WUBI?

    Why is WUBI here? WUBI has sooo much flaws that Chuck Norris can't solve. Jokes aside, you get slower performance (unnoticable on newer PCs), more instability, more breakage, etc.
    Just use Live USB with persistence.
    Last edited by VOT Productions; June 11th, 2011 at 10:59 PM.

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    Re: Why WUBI?

    Quote Originally Posted by VOT Productions View Post
    Why is WUBI here? WUBI has sooo much flaws that Chuck Norris can't solve. Jokes aside, you get slower performance, more instability, more breakage, etc.
    So that people can Demo ubuntu without installing it.

    It's better then a LiveCD, and below a LiveUSB.

    Hierarchy of Ubuntu installs:

    Preinstalled
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    WUBI
    LiveCD
    Last edited by Thewhistlingwind; June 11th, 2011 at 10:43 PM.
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    Re: Why WUBI?

    Quote Originally Posted by VOT Productions View Post
    you get slower performance
    The performance drop is very small, you'd be unlikely to ever notice it.

    Wubi is a bit unstable at the mo, which is a shame. The objective is excellent. Partitioning is a genuine point of uncertainty and stress for new users, if we can offer them a way to avoid it then that significantly lowers the difficulty of their first install.

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    Re: Why WUBI?

    Wubi gives people the chance to try Ubuntu before committing to a traditional dual boot or switching completely . I used Wubi when I started and know four people using it without the issues you describe . If Windows is well maintained a Wubi installation runs pretty well.

    Do you have a support question that involves a Wubi installation ?
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    Re: Why WUBI?

    No, I have a rant

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    Re: Why WUBI?

    The best way to test Ubuntu would be a full install in an external hard drive.

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    Re: Why WUBI?

    I'd have to agree that the instability is absolutely unacceptable. Every one of my installations managed to self-nuke within a week.
    These days, my computers change so much, all I can say for sure here is ubuntu.

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    Re: Why WUBI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Wubi is a bit unstable at the mo, which is a shame.
    It's always been unstable from what I hear, and it depends on Windows being able to boot, too (if Windows can't boot properly, it will not cleanly unmount the filesystem, so the Ubuntu NTFS driver won't touch it, so the root.disk will not be found and Ubuntu won't start up).
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Why WUBI?

    Quote Originally Posted by magmon View Post
    I'd have to agree that the instability is absolutely unacceptable. Every one of my installations managed to self-nuke within a week.
    So did mine.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: Why WUBI?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    It's always been unstable from what I hear
    I tried it out of curiosity when it was new, and found it perfectly good. We certainly didn't used to get so many people washing up with b0rked systems in the forums back than.

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