Linux for busy people

February 25, 2009
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For people who always wanted to try out Linux but never had the time or the energy (or the courage to risk moving to a Linux only environment), here is a great application that allows you to keep Linux as well as Windows for double -booting environment. You need 256 MB of RAM and a 5 GB hard disk and you are good to go. It is a single-click download and install to try out Ubuntu Linux and it preserves your Windows, too.

If you wanted to try out R with Linux, then it is an easy way out for you (and me).

Saves quite a lot of money per desktop per OS and per office productivity software.

Sounds good to be true – well, the site is 

http://wubi-installer.org/

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For people who always wanted to try out Linux but never had the time or the energy (or the courage to risk moving to a Linux only environment), here is a great application that allows you to keep Linux as well as Windows for double -booting environment. You need 256 MB of RAM and a 5 GB hard disk and you are good to go. It is a single-click download and install to try out Ubuntu Linux and it preserves your Windows, too.

If you wanted to try out R with Linux, then it is an easy way out for you (and me).

Saves quite a lot of money per desktop per OS and per office productivity software.

Sounds good to be true – well, the site is


http://wubi-installer.org/

Here are some screenshots courtesy of the site itself-

Ubuntu Desktop Preview

And if you need to install your favorite applications (like R , Subversion) and don’t want to command line your way the solution is quite simple – It is called Synaptic and it is free and downloadable here

http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/index.html

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