Registered 2007-02-19 by Ubuntu Installer Team

Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!

Wubi is a Windows front-end for lupin (http://launchpad.net/lupin) and ubiquity (http://launchpad.net/ubiquity). Wubi and lupin provide a user friendly installer which allows to install/uninstall Ubuntu as any other program, without modifying partitions, without replacing the bootloader and without having to burn a CD. Ubuntu installation is almost identical to a standard dual-boot installation both in terms of behaviour and performance. Wubi accomplishes the following tasks:

* gathers all information required by the installer, and provides an NSIS wizard to edit the settings (most settings are autodetected and genereally there is little to do other than choosing a new password)
* generates a preseed.cfg file to be passed to lupin
* downloads the ISO (supports download resume and multiple mirrors)
* sets up grldr (grub for windows)
* reboots the system so that ubiquity/lupin can take over and do the actual installation

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Licence:
GNU GPL v2

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Version control system:
Bazaar
Programming languages:
Python, C++

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