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a Chinese character input method.
Origin: From 五筆 / 五笔 ("five strokes")
Wubi is an official Windows-based free software installer for Ubuntu, which installs the software on an existing Windows partition, thus without need for partitioning. Wubi was born as an independent project and as such versions 7.04 and 7.10 were unofficial releases. Since 8.04 the code has been merged within Ubuntu and since 8.04 alpha 5, Wubi can also be found in the Ubuntu Live CD. It is due to be removed in 13.04. The project's aim is to enable existing Windows users, unacquainted with Linux, to try Ubuntu without risking any data loss. It can also safely uninstall Ubuntu from within Windows. It is not a virtual machine, but creates a stand-alone installation within a loopmounted device, also known as a disk image, like Topologilinux does. It is not a Linux distribution of its own, but rather an installer for Ubuntu. While Wubi does not install Ubuntu directly to its own partition this can also be accomplished by using LVPM, the Loopmounted Virtual Partition Manager, to transfer the Wubi-generated Ubuntu installation to a dedicated real partition, including a bootable USB keydrive. The advantage of this setup is that users can test the operating system and install the drivers before they install it to a dedicated partition.
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