Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Take a Free Ride on Linux with Wubi

Want to try Linux? See what Linux fanatics are so hyped about? Of course all Linux users are fanatics about the OS, and they have some good reasons to be. But you are understandably intimidated. Everyone says that the OS is great but difficult to set up, so you're not ready to ditch your more familiar platform for the devil you don't know.

Did you know you can try Linux without changing anything on your own system? You'll be riding an Ubuntu installation before you know it with Wubi:
Wubi is an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a few clicks. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other application. If you heard about Linux and Ubuntu, if you wanted to try them but you were afraid, this is for you.

Wubi is Safe
It does not require you to modify the partitions of your PC, or to use a different bootloader.

Wubi is Simple
Just run the installer, no need to burn a CD.

Wubi is Discrete
Wubi keeps most of the files in one folder, and If you do not like, you can simply uninstall it.

Wubi is Free
Wubi (like Ubuntu) is free as in beer and as in freedom. You will get this part later on, the important thing now is that it cost absolutely nothing, it is our gift to you...
Try it out here!

Source: Lifehacker

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