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Old 03-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
bfout
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Best Dual Boot??


Hi all,
Haven't been browsing for long, so this may have been covered already. I'm sure it's a common question but which distro would you prefer for a dual boot on a laptop, running alongside Vista? I've shrunk my Windows partition and opened a 10GB space for new business. I don't know a lot about different distros but boot Ubuntu 10.10 and XP on my desktop. Would this be the best choice?
 
Old 03-06-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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Hi all,
Haven't been browsing for long, so this may have been covered already. I'm sure it's a common question but which distro would you prefer for a dual boot on a laptop, running alongside Vista? I've shrunk my Windows partition and opened a 10GB space for new business. I don't know a lot about different distros but boot Ubuntu 10.10 and XP on my desktop. Would this be the best choice?
IMO Linux Mint based on ubuntu would also be awesome for you.
yup.

also if you already got used to ubuntu then continue using ubuntu it's a good choice too
 
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If you have vista and your system is pretty new, then I'd consider a virtual machine before I played with dual boots.

I'd use live usb's before I tried dual booting too.

Heck, I'd use netboot.me before a dual boot.

All are much safer ways to learn and try linux.

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