joe_banana, on 05 September 2012 - 04:07, said:
why run linux on top of windows?
Because you said -- " Important Files" Wubi would run inside a compressed file instead of changing the actual contents of the drive
To note Live runs just in memory which performs slower
while wubi runs inside two compressed files.
One for the OS and one for a Swap disk.
It only runs inside that directory that it is installed into.
With Live it will load and run only in memory-- and upon each reboot or setup -- you will have to re-do your settings...such as for your sound.
Unlike the Wubi where it works just like an install.
With a live linux -- you would have to re-setup your video drivers and sound drivers each time you reboot.
Plus any other customization you have done. with the Wubi it retains that.