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Hi there I am quite new to Linux. Initially I decided to use Linux on VM but now I want to have full fledged experience. But I don't want to partition my PC. Will Wubi work since Ubuntu is ok for me.

Specifically I want to ask whether installation through Wubi will install full fledged Ubuntu with no capability compromised edition like Live CD?

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What do you mean by "capability compromised edition"? –  Renan Nov 28 '12 at 1:25
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One of the limitations of Wubi is that Ubuntu is installed in a disk image file that resides on one of your Windows hard drives, so you can't use a fancy partitioning scheme. If there is no more space left on you Windows machine to increase the size of the disk image you won't be able to install software or download files in Ubuntu.

But as @Antigona pointed out it is a good thing to try out Linux for the first time.

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If you install Wubi you won't need Live CD. It will be like separate OS. When you start your computer you will be asked which OS you want.

Wubi is a good way to start using Linux. I started with Wubi too. But it will be much more slower than real Ubuntu, because it will work like Windows program. :)

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Wubi doesn't work like a Windows program; the slowness is because it's running on a disk image in a Windows partition. –  Renan Nov 28 '12 at 11:47
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wubi is fairly good, especially for starters with simple tasks or as a way of trialing ubuntu like the live CD ,but it doesn't provide the full experience.

there's the option of installing ubuntu alongside windows in the ubuntu installer, which does the job automatically. it creates an extended partition on which it puts root and swap, but no home partition. the upside is that it's automatic, so you don't need to partition manually in case you're scared of it. another downside is that it only uses the windows C drive, so you'll have to edit fstab if you want ubuntu to mount the windows D drive automatically at startup.

another option is to use the windows disk management utilies, i'm not quite sure what they're called, leave room for ubuntu, and go on from there. that way you can create a root and home partition, which can be helpful in case you ever need to reinstall ubuntu and keep you current data. another upside is that you can specify how much of the hard drive you'll allocate to ubuntu.

here's a simple tutorial on how to do that

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