Wubi = Windows + Ubuntu

Here is the description from the Wubi 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. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!”

It took me just a few minutes to install Ubuntu on my computer, after downloading the desktop edition of the operating system and placing it in the same folder as the Wubi installer (this is the alternative method of installing the OS if you don’t want Wubi to download it for you).

I dedicated 5 GB of space for the installation (more choices are available), no partition was needed and best of all…I have access to Windows files through the Ubuntu installation.

Slick, fast, no errors, no partition messing, and safe!

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4 comments so far

  1. sheepoo on

    I tried Wubi and it worked like a charm. This software was something which should have been there right from the start!
    Nice work people. Keep it up 🙂

  2. Scott on

    I am right installing ubuntu using wubi.
    I have downloaded wubi, started installtion,
    it took 50 minutes to download ubuntu @200KiB/Sec.
    And now it is taking another blooly 50 minutes checking installation files (I guess it is verifying the download arrgg)

    how to disable the download verification???

    Scott

  3. Sander on

    Hi, Scott those 100 minutes are nothing compared with the 3 hours windows needs to get installed, and you even don’t have to do a 50 minutes download, you get windows on a CD.
    So if you compare 3 hours for a windows installation and 50 minutes for an ubuntu installation you know ubuntu is faster to install.


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