Wubi (software)

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Developer(s)Agostino Russo, Geza Kovacs, Oliver Mattos, Ecology2007
Initial releaseApril 24, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-04-24)
Stable release
8.10 / October 30, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-10-30)
Written inNSIS script, C++
Operating systemWindows 98, 2000, XP, Vista
Size1.1 MiB
Available inOver 50 Languages
TypeUbuntu installer
LicenseGPL [1]

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. Archived from the original on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2007-06-23.