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To install ubuntu 12 requires 4.5 GB space? + a few more for programs. however if you use the windows installer to takes only 500 MB. where do the included programs go if you use windows installer? thanks for help.

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Who told you it would only take 500 "megs"? To work well root needs to be something like 10Gb (that is WITH spare space to operate) and that is just for the system(and it does not matter if you install normal or use wubi). –  Rinzwind Dec 14 '13 at 17:24

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