Wubi is a tool made by Canonical and it's the Ubuntu Windows Installer. It wasn't all that popular and there were even rumors about discontinuing it, but now it seems that it could be updated and improved.
When Canonical released Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), they went after Windows 8 with a powerful slogan, “Avoid the pain of Windows 8.” What are they doing for the people who already have a Windows operating system.
Canonical developed Wubi (Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop) some time ago and it allowed users to install an Ubuntu operating system right from inside Windows OS, without having to create a live DVD or to use a USB drive.
The Wubi development has been stagnant for a while and even if the idea behind it was sound, the project almost got scrubbed.
According to phoronix.com, new plans for Wubi have been drawn up at the Ubuntu Developers Summint in Copenhagen. Canonical wants to provide users with the possibility to create a bootable USB and a fresh interface.
Ubuntu Developer Summit is a four-day event for Ubuntu contributors to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 29 – November 1, 2012.