Schedule: Instlux

Jordi Massaguer
Day Saturday
Room Ferrer
Start time 15:00
End time 15:15
Duration 00:15
Event type Podium
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Slides (PDF)

A lightning talk about Instlux, an installation program for windows, that installs linux.

Presentation of the project:

  • What it is
  • How it works
  • How it is implemented
  • How to contribute
  • Future plans
About Instlux:
Instlux is a collaborative project hosted on sourceforge that simplifies the Linux installation on a Windows system. Its main contribution is that it makes the installation easier by avoiding the BIOS configuration step. That is, with instlux, a Windows user can install linux without configuring the BIOS and so without booting from the DVD/CDROM. Instlux has been translated into 20 languages: albanian, catalan, czech, danish, dutch, finnish, french, german, indonesian, italian, lithuanian, polish, portuguese, brasilian, romanian, spanish, swedish, turkish, ... It supports two distributions, Ubuntu and OpenSuSE. Instlux is one year old. During this year, it has been downloaded 50000 times. There are 40 pages that link to the project web page, and more than 127000 references to it[1]. Opinions about it: "This is an amazingly cool idea. " by Cody Somerville, Canadian ubuntu team member, Xubuntu users admin, Ubuntu marketing team "Instlux the fifth columnist .exe file that installs GNU/Linux (Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and other distros to come) from MS Windows. A must-have in less than five years that is already built and working" by Quim Gil, organizer of the Guadec 2006 and Maemo product manager at Nokia's OSSO Team.