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Thread: Wubi is no more.

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    Wubi is no more.

    Canonical is removing it starting with 13.04.
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/w...users-lose-out

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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    We will miss Wubi.

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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    Absolutely no love lost here.
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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    I think it brought a lot of people to ubuntu/linux.

    Within 3 months of having a computer and running vista, I requested and received a free disk and tried Ubuntu 8.04 with Wubi. Within 3 more months, I wiped the drive and installed only Ubuntu, and never anything else. I have fond memories of trying Ubuntu that way. Makes me sad that other computer noobs, who have MS installed on their new computers won't have the same easy chance to try Ubuntu in Windows. I know I wouldn't have tried dual-booting at that stage of my computer usage.

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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    Ubuntu is looking for someone to take over maintaining Wubi, please contact the release team if interested. The biggest problem, at the moment, is that it doesn't work with Windows 8.

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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    No sadness here. WUBI, in my opinion, was highly unstable, and quite useless, as getting it to work is as hard as partitioning your drive.
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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    No lost.It always bugs me when I hear people referring to a WUBI install as "dual boot". To my mind "dual boot" means both OSes have equal status, not when one is crippled and limited by being installed as a program in another.

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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    it would be better to have some virtualbox portable that will launch ubuntu inside windows. something like linuxliveusb uses. u plug in the USB key and launch the vbox.
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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    The sad part about losing WUBI is that is was a great gateway in learning linux without fully installing it.
    Now that goes down to just virtualbox

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    Re: Wubi is no more.

    Perhaps someone will look at it again.

    Or do something else.

    Not sure how long wubi has been about - I know I'd not heard of it prior to 2007 - there was this then

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