Okay, so you might be happy with your Windows 7 installation on your spiffy new Asus Eee, but somehow you miss the Linux installation on your old netbook. You don’t have the patience to install a dual boot, but you really, really want to have Ubuntu running alongside your Windows insallation, you might want to check out Portable Ubuntu.
What does Portable Ubuntu do, exactly? Portable Ubuntu for Windows runs an entire Linux operating system as a Windows application. As if that weren’t cool enough, it’s portable, so you can carry it on your thumb drive.
Built from the same guts as the andLinux system that lets you seamlessly run Linux apps on your Windows desktop, Portable Ubuntu is a stand-alone package that runs a fairly standard (i.e. orange-colored, GNOME-based) version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution. It just doesn’t bother creating its own desktop, and puts all its windows inside your Windows, er, windows.
Know what? I am so stoked to use this alongside my Windows installation; in fact I am downloading this program right now so I can run Ubuntu. I’ll keep you guys posted. Meanwhile, here’s a screencast: