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I wanted to try out Ubuntu. I used Wubi. I really like the appearance and "feel" to it, but it is noticeably slower than my Windows 7. I'm wondering if this is because I am using Wubi instead of a disk. Will it be faster if I use Ubuntu from disk and delete Windows?
I definitely don't want to end up with a slower OS.

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I'm wondering if this is because I am using Wubi instead of a disk.

Yes it is. Wubi is not a regular installation of Ubuntu. It has its disadvantages. It is more like a virtual installation just to see how Ubuntu is and not measure its performance. If you want to see the real performance you have to install Ubuntu on the Hard Disk Drive or even better on a Solid State Drive (if you have). I recently bought one (SSD) and I installed Ubuntu there, well... the speed and desktop responsiveness are awesome !

What I want to say here is that the performance of an operating system is highly-depended on the Read/Write speeds of the media where it is installed. Imagine Windows 7 on a virtual machine or on ext4 filesystem.

Read more about wubi here. Ubuntu now it is installed as a Windows application (ouch!) rather than a full operating system.

In my opinion it would be better to test Ubuntu through a USB-stick (even better USB3.0 if you have) rather than wubi.

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