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Portable Ubuntu 9.10 for Windows [Runs Ubuntu Inside Windows]

Portable Ubuntu Remix

Portable Ubuntu [Remix] for Windows runs a full-fleshed Linux Ubuntu operating system on your Windows like any other Windows application. Version 3 of this brand runs Ubuntu 9.10 on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Download the latest package that takes about 559MB of your hard disk space (3.81GB when extracted). You can run it directly from your thumb-drive – its so portable.

Double click on pubuntu to launch brownish Ubuntu 9.10 dressed in your Windows frame colors. Unblock all the prompts that pop-up; Xwin, PulseAudio and you’ll eventually get a small menu bar on your desktop, drag it to wherever you find more comfortable.

Portable Ubuntu 9.10

You’re now set to use Ubuntu 9.10 on Windows. Have no complex, use it as if Windows wasn’t in the background – You can work on, and save to, your Windows folders and files, and that’s not all, changes made to your system like installing extra apps remain, even when you work from a portable drive. The default root password is 123456, you’ll need it for administrative purposes.

If you like to test apps across different platforms, then you’ll find portable Ubuntu quite useful. You can like run Chrome stable on Windows and test cutting-edge Chrome Dev on Linux. Both can run simultaneously.

Download Portable Ubuntu version 3

Update 1: Portable Ubuntu version 4 is also known as Portable Ubuntu Remix is freely available for download at SourceForge dot com


  1. Mike
    2:53 pm on April 5th, 2010

    Would this function well as a sandboxed environment for internet connected applications run inside of ubuntu to prevent against malware on the windows OS?

    9:44 am on April 6th, 2010

    I think yes and no. I haven’t tested it yet, but my guess is that it would use a bunch of RAM. If you are just looking to use it for a sandbox, then you should look into Damn Small Linux or Slitaz, or a tiny distro that uses the command line.

    If you want a something slightly less useful than a normal install and aren’t low on RAM, then this should be perfect. This is great though and a nice way to do a number of things.

    If you want Flash I’ve heard the one that isn’t Adobe’s is better.

    Check out this page, it has some useful comments on hybrid sort of stuff:

  3. dwibble
    3:21 am on April 21st, 2010

    I don’t see how this would ever be useful, except to learn Linux. I’d rather just run it as a virtual machine. I wouldn’t worry about RAM, if Windows isn’t doing much at the time, you will only need a gig or so max free.

  4. Tsumanai
    10:55 am on January 23rd, 2011

    I think this would be an awesome tool to introduce new people to Ubuntu and Linux in a safe, non-scary way. They don’t have to reboot into a different OS, they don’t have to install a different OS until they’re ready. Brilliant idea. Now just update it to run 10.10.