The Performance Impact Of Ubuntu's Wubi Windows Installer
Phoronix: The Performance Impact Of Ubuntu's Wubi Windows Installer
Being developed since 2007 and integrated in Ubuntu since 2008 with their Ubuntu 8.04 LTS release has been Wubi, the Windows-based Ubuntu Installer. While most Linux users tend to install Ubuntu using the LiveCD or the alternate CD installer, by using Wubi you can setup a full desktop from within Microsoft Windows. Wubi places Ubuntu into a disk image still residing on the Windows partition, thereby making it easy to install and remove without risking any problems of messing up your drive's partitions. While Wubi may lower the barrier for entry to trying out an Ubuntu Linux desktop, it does not come without some performance penalties associated to using the loop-mounted device stored on the Microsoft file-system.
Wubi is an excellent and indispensable tool
WUBI IS GREAT!!!
At my job we have to use Windows, also on the laptops.
Thanks to Wubi, I could install Linux on my workplace' laptop and remove it when I had to return it for an upgrade. The IT-dept never knew and have never complained.
Wubi is an excellent and indispensable tool!!!