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Now, Splashtop has made it possible for almost anyone to give this a try with a downloadable version of its light-weight Linux desktop. Unlike almost all other Linux distributions you don’t need to download an ISO image of the distribution, burn it to a CD, DVD or USB stick, and then install it on a PC to give it a try. Instead you simply download Splashtop as a Windows installation executable, run the install program, and then re-boot. Splashtop will then appear as one of your boot-up choices. From there, you simply select it and in about half the time it takes to boot up Windows, you’re in Splashtop.

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I'll test it out, been using Jolicloud lately
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Isn't that basically what Wubi does for ubuntu. Hopefully it works better than that.
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Isn't that basically what Wubi does for ubuntu. Hopefully it works better than that.
Yeah. I was like, wubi? I guess it is more tailored to windows users so people aren't stuck learning ubuntu. Familiarity sells
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Looks nice and simple.
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Isn't that basically what Wubi does for ubuntu. Hopefully it works better than that.
Yeah just what I was thinking, wubi messed up windows on my computer and I had to reinstall. If it works better than wubi though this could be great for new linux users.
    
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I wonder if this will work for small desktops & HTPC builds?

Looks really elegant from what I can see.
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downloading now. I'll report back with a brief review as I have never used linux it will be nice to test a 'linux for windows users'
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Eh, it's basically "chromeos" wannabe for Windows users.

I'm not sure this is necessary for most on OCN. Being the norm is an SSD nowadays, and practically no one on here is using an old 5200rpm drive, they shouldn't have terribly slow boot times as it is. So would the potential 10-15sec saved be worth a "browser based" experience?

It might be nice if all I wanted to do was check an email or OCN, and then bail.
    
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