Installing the free operating system, Linux, is now a piece of cake for Windows users. Wubi is a Windows install of Linux, that literally takes a couple of clicks to install and little or no configuration!
"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!" So why not try out Linux and have:
- Better performance (particularly for older hardware)
- No more worries about viruses!
- No need for resource hogging virus checkers!
- Your familiar programs like Firefox and OpenOffice
- Access to an extensive list of free and relaible software
If you have a broadband connection and some free space on your hard drive (15 - 30GB) and want to try out Linux, download a copy of Wubi, launch it, tell it how much space you want to give Linux on your hard drive, go have a cup of coffee and come back a while later to find an extra option to boot Linux when you restart your computer. More amazing work from the folks at Ubuntu! For more information check out the Wubi Guide