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#1 Villain

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:36 PM

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Portable Ubuntu for Windows is a Ubuntu system running as a Windows application.

This system is built with the Colinux Kernel, Xming X server and Pulseaudio server for Windows.

Portable Ubuntu for Windows is a useful tool when you need to move yourself to other machine that have Windows as operating system.


Considering i just hosed my Windows XP to go BACK to Ubuntu (Doh!) i feel very, very SILLY now...
I have NOT tested this, but here is a link to the Screenshots...
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Yeah, it is running UBUNTU as a Windows app, pretty cool. I can see a ton of new Windows Desktop "Distros" coming out soon, It seems as if KDE4 or XFCE4 may be soon on the Windows Desktop...

DL @ Sourceforge
Beware, the app is roughly 450MB though. Just a warning.

Ok, because I was so unsure of where to post this at, i put here in General Tech. This could easily go under XP or Vista or Alternative OS or ... hell, anywhere!

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#2 Afzal

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:16 PM

holy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dream come true!!! downloading

but i will hose my XP installation soon in june :D haha (after i get a new hdd and maybe some more upgrades)

also waiting for ubuntu 9.04

Documentation:
http://portableubunt...n=documentation
LifeHacker Link:
http://lifehacker.co...-inside-windows

thanks for the info villain :D

will post results tomorrow...or whenever its downloaded and run

Edited by Afzal, 04 April 2009 - 08:18 PM.


#3 LonghornGT

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:18 PM

OMFG! A-W-E-S-O-M-E....(0_0)

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:33 PM

I prefer the opposite (running XP in Ubuntu) but still pretty awesome!

#5 Afzal

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:38 PM

oh...check this one :P

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Ulteo Virtual Desktop
http://www.ulteo.com...top?autolang=en

#6 CommonSense

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:49 PM

I hate how it's so "easy" to run Linux apps in Windows but it's "hard" to run Windows apps in Linux <_<

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:52 PM

Maybe i'm being a bit critical but what usefulness would this have?

#8 MistaBishi

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:55 PM

oh...check this one :P

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Ulteo Virtual Desktop
http://www.ulteo.com...top?autolang=en

I prefer the Ubuntu one :D

And I can't wait to download this!!! I've always liked Ubuntu, but didn't like dual booting and virtual machines. Great Find!

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:37 PM

Possible from long ago - but good job someone make it easier to install & run. Still it isn't something I would advice for daily work: there are so many performance, compatibility, X issues I won't even want to think of those.


And GUI like mentioned in post won't be seen AFAIK - Windows and Linux have different window painting(simplifying) concepts...unless one would write *some* code - but unhappily there are only few people on this World that:
1) Know what I mean
2) Could code it
3) Had time for all that
and tricky part is: if You meet all those conditions, You probably wont get even interested in those as You can shape system on Your will so You don't need porting anything ^o^

#10 Villain

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:35 PM

Possible from long ago - but good job someone make it easier to install & run. Still it isn't something I would advice for daily work: there are so many performance, compatibility, X issues I won't even want to think of those.


And GUI like mentioned in post won't be seen AFAIK - Windows and Linux have different window painting(simplifying) concepts...unless one would write *some* code - but unhappily there are only few people on this World that:
1) Know what I mean
2) Could code it
3) Had time for all that
and tricky part is: if You meet all those conditions, You probably wont get even interested in those as You can shape system on Your will so You don't need porting anything ^o^

I agree, that is why i have taken up learning .net. not really so much for the windows side, but because i can make use of Mono, because that is on all of the three big OSes.

With that tool, i can write code once, compile it for the three, and then send it out.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:56 PM

I prefer the opposite (running XP in Ubuntu) but still pretty awesome!

Lets use this in school :P

Prolly will suck they have usb 1.1 ports so it's not fast :( I'm trying anyway

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:19 AM

One word: AWESOME! :punk:

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:50 AM

Maybe i'm being a bit critical but what usefulness would this have?

Wifi Haxoring :D:D:D:D:D

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:04 AM

All of this is dependent on

http://www.colinux.org/

It is just another way of virtualization. So instead of having a daddy-os and a sonny-os running inside a VM, what we have here is a host-os and a guest-os. The Guest-os uses resources which are emulated by the drivers that this client pushes into the host os when it installs. And therefore u see only one process from the host-os giving the feeling that its running like an app.

Difference between using this and using something like VMWare is the guest-os gets full control over the hardware in this case.

Pretty cool !!

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:04 AM

F**ing awesome! Thanks alot for this! :D

Downloading...

#16 henrydtv

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:12 AM

downloaded this and was really excited but what do i click to open it?
nothing worked...

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

Wow, I'm going to give it a try now!

#18 Afzal

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:58 AM

i extracted it...and ran the run_portable_ubuntu.exe

but it only shows command prompt (or console)
what to do after that?

edit: I turned off my Comodo firewall and it started working

but was very slow compared to the Real thing

but very appreciable for an initial release...cant wait to see what happens to it in a year or two!

Edited by Afzal, 05 April 2009 - 12:40 PM.


#19 Villain

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:24 PM

Yes, i have not downloaded and tried it out since i am in linux now, so it would be very redundant of me to do so.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:20 PM

omfg :D:D:D:D:::D yay! =D

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