To fix the problems that I outlined in my previous rant/open letter to Microsoft, I have installed Ubuntu via WUBI, an acronym for the “Windows Ubuntu Installer.” From the Ubuntu CD menu in Windows, you can install Ubuntu inside of your “C:” drive. It set’s up your username, size of the virtual drive, and the desktop environment you want (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc.). Then, it is simple as clicking “Install.”
Now, I have wireless and my graphics drivers working at full speed. The system was told to be slower by the CD, but I have not really noticed any large speed decreases while using the WUBI installation. Now, at bootup, I can click (or select, rather) “Ubuntu” or “Windows Vista” to boot into.
I’m home again!