The Ubuntu development team has just released a new version of their Linux distribution to the public. Ubunutu 9.10 follows the usual bi-annual release cycle. It introduces updates all over the board including a "a redesigned, faster boot and login experience, a revamped audio framework and improved 3G broadband connectivity". A Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Netbook edition has also been released by the development team. All versions are available for download at the Ubuntu website. All versions of Ubuntu 9.10 are available for installation or as a so called live cd for testing without installation.
The Linux installation experience has changed tremendously in the past decade. What once required a computer science degree or lots of dedication has now changed to an installation that is comparable to that of the Windows operating system.
Wubi, a Windows application that makes it possible to install Ubuntu right from within Windows, simplifies the installation of Ubuntu Linux even further. We reviewed Wubi back then when it was released publicly by the developers for the first time. It has been updated regularly since then to keep up with the Ubuntu development cycle.
Wubi 9.10 has now been released so that users of the Windows operating system can install Ubuntu 9.10 from within their operating system. A dual-boot environment will be created by the installer so that it is possible to boot either into Windows or Linux once the installation completes. Users who would like to download and use Wubi can find additional information and download links at the Wubi website. Those who prefer a direct installation can download Ubuntu at the website of the Linux distribution.
Update: The Windows Installer for Ubuntu Desktop is now directly available at the official Ubuntu website. The project has been merged into Ubuntu so to speak and is no longer available as a standalone version.
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