Ubuntu on Windows
May 5, 2009
Ubuntu Linux has opened a lot of doors for open source developers.
The real enthusiasts, the midnight oil burner are coming up with some AMAZING applications.
One such KICK-ASS app is the Portable Ubuntu, although I think the name of the project is a misnomer.
Portable Linux installs a Windows app that emulates Ubuntu Linux. In fact, it IS Ubuntu Linux modified and dressed up to run on top of Windows.
That is why I think the name’s a misnomer. It should have been simply “Ubuntu on Windows” or something like that.
Portable Ubuntu is the result of a magic conjured up from Colinux Kernel : which in itself is a very interesting Project to run Linux on Windows, X-Ming : which is the X Server for Windows and Pulseaudio : which is a cross-platform sound server.
As soon as I learnt about this project I knew I had to install it and without further ado, I promptly did.
Here’s what a Vista Desktop would look like with Portable Linux running :
Portable Ubuntu screenshot
I love it !!
For years I’ve been running Windows apps on Linux using Wine.
Now it’s time to do otherwise !!!
Apart from Portable Linux, there is another app which has a Ubuntu-Windows connection.
It’s called Wubi (Now THAT‘s a name 🙂 ), but I’ll be talking about it in more detail and screenshots in a later post.
The Portable Ubuntu image is quite large, about 700MB, but to all the Ubuntu fans out there,you HAVE TO try it out.
In fact, I did it just for Spite !!!
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