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Thread: Ubuntu 13.04 To Axe The Wubi Windows Installer

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    For the record, during the period of time I was on Ubuntu the Wubi installer never ever seemed to work; it just end up hanging at the installation process. That was during the XP and Vista days. Maybe it has improved vastly today, i don't know.

    Anyway, no real loss. People should learn how to install an operating system onto bare metal using a proper OS installer and not through a workaround such as Wubi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
    People should learn how to install an operating system onto bare metal using a proper OS installer and not through a workaround such as Wubi.
    No they shouldn't. Linux isn't some secret "h4ckers 0nly" club, it should be available to everyone as easily as possible. Linux will never catch on as long as people have to manually install it, and as long as they have to manually install it, it should be as easy as possible.

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    Recent Ubuntus are extremely easy to install, especially if you can pick "use whole disk". Then it's just name, timezone, watch nice pictures of what Ubuntu can do for some minutes.

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    Indeed. You have to manually install Windows as well, after all, and the difference between the Windows and Ubuntu installers aren't that huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppercats View Post
    No they shouldn't. Linux isn't some secret "h4ckers 0nly" club, it should be available to everyone as easily as possible. Linux will never catch on as long as people have to manually install it, and as long as they have to manually install it, it should be as easy as possible.
    Installing something as fundamental as an operating system is not some secret "h4ckers 0nly" club activity. Even most noobs know how to install a copy of Windows onto bare metal with the Windows install DVD. I don't see how difficult can it be to load a DVD into the drive and simply click 'Next' ad infinitum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
    Even most noobs know how to install a copy of Windows onto bare metal with the Windows install DVD.
    You severely overestimate the capabilities of the average user.

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