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Posted 04-04-2011 at 06:00 AM by ayushhgoyal
Updated 04-04-2011 at 06:01 AM by ayushhgoyal

Hi all, this is my first entry to this blog. I have been member of LQ for a while, I referred to this whenever I had a doubt regarding , of course, Linux installed in my system. To all the newbies here, if you were windows guy and planned to switch onto Linux( no matter what distro) then I'd prefer having a dual boot in your system. It might degrade performance a little bit but it allows you to switch to your previous buggy OS ;-) ...jokes apart, at some point, as you've just started, you are likely to get stuck in a situation where you're cursing your linux distro for you could have done that job quickly if you had windows. I have been in that situation many times, therefore, my bottom line goes like -
Have your system dual bootable until consider yourself Linux Guru.
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    You're definitely right man, I'm a newbie too and I still need to log in my windows partition sometimes since I'm still too used to use it...I'm going to eliminate it from my HD as soon as I realize that I'm not using it anynmore!
    Posted 04-04-2011 at 08:07 PM by 3ntolo 3ntolo is offline
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    The main reason you need to dual boot or use VM is to get hardware compatible or learn how to install drivers (for some hardware) such as printers, scanners, routers, modems etc. Otherwise I suggest go 100% linux and you will learn faster out of necessity.
    Posted 04-05-2011 at 10:57 AM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
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    Larry, you're right, we would learn quicker using only Linux, but when you're a beginner (I speak for myself) having the well known Windows is useful to avoid loosing time when you're in a hurry and you can't do something with Linux.
    I will remove Windows when I'll feel really confident with Linux, in the meanwhile I'll avoid using Windows as much as possible to learn how to master the new OS quicker.
    Posted 04-05-2011 at 11:50 AM by 3ntolo 3ntolo is offline
 

  



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