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What is mint4win

Postby Bortelli on Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:33 pm

Yeah this is pretty self explanatory, im clueless lol :D
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Re: What is mint4win

Postby JasonLG on Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:01 pm

"I see" said the blind man to the deaf man who stuck his wooden leg out the window to check the weather.
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Re: What is mint4win

Postby vincent on Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:05 am

A really short explanation: Mint4win is the Mint-customized version of Wubi (Ubuntu). They allow you to install Ubuntu/Mint within Windows, as an added convenience for new Linux users wanting to make the switch but unable to comprehend the concept of partitioning their system. However, I personally don't recommend it as anything other than a stepping stone, reason being that Linux becomes nothing more than a program within Windows and if Windows goes down, so does your installation of Ubuntu/Mint...there are also other factors to consider, like the fact that installing Linux in a native Linux filesystem (ext2/3/4, reiserFS, brtfs, etc.) is more preferable than installing it in a Windows' NFTS partition, for example.

A Google search would've answered your question much more quickly though. ;)
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Re: What is mint4win

Postby Nick_Djinn on Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:13 am


I think its good to have because a lot of people want to test it out without committing to anything. Live disk is an option, but its not the same as getting a chance to customize your desktop or experience Compiz or whatever.
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