Wubi sounds pretty damn cool. No longer do you have to repartition your PC hard drive to install Linux. Dowload a Windows exe file to guide you through an Ubuntu install.
Is this running Ubuntu within a virtual environment or something similar?
No. This is a real installation, the only difference is that Ubuntu is installed within a file as opposed to being installed within its own partition. Thus we spare you the trouble to create a free partition for Ubuntu. And we spare you the trouble to have to burn a CD-Rom.
I haven’t tried Wubi. I already have Ubuntu Feisty Fawn installed. (The upgrade was a cinch btw… but that damn network install took HOURS.) Will report back when I get a chance to check this out.