Wubi

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 167 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.10
  • Total Downloads:
    229,719
  • Date Added:
    November 04, 2008
  • File Size:
    2.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,413
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003

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  • Current Version

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    out of 167 votes

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1 stars

"just a boot error for windows 8 users"

August 27, 2013  |  By diablokrom

 |  Version: Wubi 12.04

Pros

not sure about any pros - never got to use the program

Cons

doesn't work on windows 8
not cool, not cool

Summary

After installing this program on windows 8 I rebooted, got the option to run windows 8 or Ubuntu - after choosing Ubuntu a boot error messages tells me that I'm..
missing file: \Ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
status: 0x000007b

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1 stars

"This is buggier than a hobo's bed."

August 23, 2013  |  By ekertin

 |  Version: Wubi 12.04

Pros

Installed fine after an interminable 2 1/2 hour download. It was downhill (fast) after that.

Cons

Chose a password during instal. When I boot up it says it can't find boot kernel? Then after 2 minutes it boots up. I can't enter my password. WIFI won't work. Screen is glitchy. That was just the first five minutes. I've had more fun at the dentist office. I've got a one year old HP laptop, Win7 64, and an AMD. I don't see how cnet can give this such a high rating.

Summary

In my poorer days I used to run Linux Fedora on my PC. It was a pretty decent and free operating system. I thought I'd try may hand at Linux again, especially since you don't need to partition, but this software stinks.

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2 stars

"Doesn't work with ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.is0"

August 11, 2013  |  By itis_sayed

 |  Version: Wubi 12.04

Pros

Easy way to install ubuntu distros.

Cons

Doesn't work with ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso

Summary

If you are trying to install ubuntu 12.04.2 from iso with wubi, then try this one instead. This wubi installer worked fine for me.

http://people.canonical.com/~evand/wubi/precise/wubi-r273-signed.exe

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3 stars

"be careful"

March 24, 2013  |  By nealrflett

 |  Version: Wubi 12.04

Pros

well i suppose anything that can compete with windows is worth trying. yes its fast.less maintenance.no viruses. defragging etc.easy to uninstall becuase it is in windows

Cons

would not let me log in.only as guest. not really user freindly. but after using windows for 13 years.its like learning a new language

Summary

worth checking out but be careful

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3 stars

"It would be nice if your password worked!!!!"

February 11, 2013  |  By dcowboydon

 |  Version: Wubi 12.04

Pros

It's fast compared to windows.

Cons

When I installed the program it was with a username and password.It wanted a password before it would let me log-on to my wireless connection to authenticate. I never got on.I installed the program twice no wireless..

Summary

I gave up and uninstalled it...

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General
Publisher Wubi
Publisher web site http://wubi-installer.org
Release Date November 04, 2008
Date Added November 04, 2008
Version 8.10
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements
  • 256MB RAM
  • 5GB HDD Space
  • Download Information
    File Size 2.39MB
    File Name wubi.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 229,719
    Downloads Last Week 1,413
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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