I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Windows XP using wubi.

Installation is great and goes smoothly. It sets up the dual boot etc.

Unfortunately it also installs loads of applications that I don't want - LibreOffice for a start (is Ubuntu going the microsoft route of installing crapware!).

Fortunately wubi also uninstalls the lot (uncluding Ubuntu) by re-running it.

How can I get a clean installation of Ubuntu only and then install the applications I actually want?

P.S. I'm an Ubuntu novice