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What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation?

Why should a dual-booter do a "proper" ubuntu installation instead of through wubi? In other words, how is a "proper" installation better (for both, the user and ubuntu community/canonical)? Please help.

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WUBI tends to break. A lot. I've updated my kernel before and broke it.

Another downside is say you want to use the alpha of 11.10 and you have a WUBI install on 10.10. DO NOT UPGRADE IT BREAKS IT.

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Wubi is not as great. It even broke my windows boot loader . What i did is installed vmplanet from vmware(it's free). and installed ubuntu as a virtual machine. now i can have best of both worlds. For people like me who just can't get rid of windows, this seems to be the best solution.

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Well, if you have a "proper" ubuntu install i.e not the one through windows, you can easily later remove Windows.

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