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Old 09-04-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
thelinhuk
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Can you please answer my stupid question


What's dual-boot ? is that right if i use dual-boot, i can use 2 OS at once?

very appricate
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:12 PM   #2
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hahaha. close. it means you can install let say linux and windows and when your computer turns on you can choose if you want to use windows OR linux. but not both at the same time.

A for effort though
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:15 PM   #3
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As alex1986 already answered the stupid question feel free to insert an appropriate stupid answer here.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:17 PM   #4
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Virtualiztion software like wmware, cygwin or MS vitrual PC allows one to run more then one OS at the same time. The common meaning for dual boot is having more then one OS installed on the same computer.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:27 PM   #5
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thanks you guys.

I am new and very curious to Linux, what linux version should i use at first to step by step to improve my skills of using linux
Thanks
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:31 PM   #6
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i learned on Slackware 10.2 nice easy to use KDE interface, and plenty of power.

as hard as it may be. try to learn as much as you can about using the console (the command line) it is much more powerfull then any GUI can ever be.

and it will just make you look cooler
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:35 PM   #7
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If you don't want to mess with your windows box, I can give you a couple of suggestions. If you want to simply boot off your CD rom then Knoppix or freespire other bootable CD distributions are a good way to check out Linux. If you want to actually boot up linux "inside" windows, the DSL (Damn small Linux)is a really fun way to check it out. Good luck, and have fun.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:52 PM   #8
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suse is fine as well;
 
Old 09-04-2006, 11:56 PM   #9
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Since this is starting to turn into a "which distro" thread I figure I should point out this thread
 
  


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