Joined the site here and have been a lurker for a while now.
I've learned quite a bit reading here on many subjects.
Just thought this new Wubi installer was a great thing for those of you that are new to Linux as I am.
I found it at howtoforge.com with a tutorial on installing it.
Here's the disciption from the site;
Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows that lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop. Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run Linux. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system (a loopmounted partition), this file is seen by Ubuntu as a real hard disk. That way the hard drive does not have to be repartitioned before the Ubuntu installation. The resulting Ubuntu installation is a "real" Linux system, not just a virtual machine. Wubi makes it easy for Linux newbies to play around with Ubuntu.
Hope I'm not doing anything improper posting this link.
If so, please let me know.
Hope this helps someone out.