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Old 07-29-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve touched on Wubi here and there but have never really gone into detail on exactly what it can do and how it works. According to the website, "Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way…" That sums it up pretty well. You can use your Windows (98, 2000, XP, Vista) Control Panel to add/remove it as easily as any other Windows app. The key thing about Wubi (Windows based Ubuntu Installer) is that you do not have to do any partitioning. It simply creates a file in Windows that both systems treat as if it’s a separate partition. You can choose the size of that file when you install.

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Old 07-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve touched on Wubi here and there but have never really gone into detail on exactly what it can do and how it works. According to the website, "Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way…" That sums it up pretty well. You can use your Windows (98, 2000, XP, Vista) Control Panel to add/remove it as easily as any other Windows app. The key thing about Wubi (Windows based Ubuntu Installer) is that you do not have to do any partitioning. It simply creates a file in Windows that both systems treat as if it’s a separate partition. You can choose the size of that file when you install.

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I tried wubi about 4/5 months back on my amd64, the performance was good, as compared to Vista which sucked. However, wubi-installed-ubuntu was slower as compared to running linux on directly. My compulsion was because the hard-disk was small and couldn't squeeze out space for Linux (some bldy MFT was stuck in the free space area)....

However, I bought a bigger hard-disk & I moved to installing Ubuntu directly and it runs as fast as it....just like a rocket... just as Linux should. But its a great tool... for the un-initialized.
 
  


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