Wubi (Ubuntu installer)

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Wubi
Wubi-logo-text.svg
Screenshot of Wubi in Windows Vista
Wubi, installing Ubuntu 8.04
Developer(s) Agostino Russo, Geza Kovacs, Oliver Mattos, Ecology2007
Initial release April 24, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-04-24)
Stable release 8.10 / October 30, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-10-30)
Development status active development
Written in NSIS script, C++
Operating system Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista
Size 1.1 MiB
Available in Over 50 Languages
Type Ubuntu installer
License GPL [1]
Website wubi.sf.net

Wubi (Windows-based Ubuntu Installer) is an official, free software program that installs the Ubuntu operating system on computers that have the Windows operating system.

Wubi was born as an independent project and as such versions 7.04 and 7.10 were unofficial releases. Since 8.04 the code has been merged within Ubuntu and since 8.04 alpha 5, Wubi can also be found in the Ubuntu Live CD.

Wubi was made to help Windows users who are do not know Linux very well to try it out easily without losing data or other problems. Wubi can also remove Ubuntu from inside Windows.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Wubi - FAQ". Wubi. http://wubi-installer.org/faq.php. Retrieved 2007-06-23.