Dual booting w/Win7 64 bit?
Last year I built a system around an i7 quad core which now runs Win 7 64 bit "home premium". I've been using PC's since DOS, and except for a brief stint with the abysmal Win ME, I have to say 7 is the most irritating OS I have experienced (I should add that, aside from running it in beta for about a week, I mercifully avoided Vista). In contrast, I did find both win2k & XP serviceable enough. I use this machine as a HTPC, for browsing the internet, and for general "office" duties. I would like to investigate Linux, but have 2 questions:
1) Which Linux variations should I concentrate on? I am especially concerned that the machine be good as a HTPC.
2) How can I dual boot whichever Linux OS I try with my existing Win 7? I MUST be able to continue to seamlessly use 7 at least until I get a replacement working thoroughly.
Any suggestions appreciated.
If it matters, the PC in questions has 7 hdd's, 6 gig of RAM, and drives 2 cloned monitors.
Last edited by Fred Forsythe; 03-14-2012 at 08:44 PM.