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thelinhuk 09-04-2006 07:05 PM

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

alex1986 09-04-2006 07:12 PM

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

masonm 09-04-2006 07:15 PM

As alex1986 already answered the stupid question feel free to insert an appropriate stupid answer here.

michaelk 09-04-2006 07:17 PM

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.

thelinhuk 09-04-2006 07:27 PM

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

alex1986 09-04-2006 07:31 PM

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 ;)

depdiver 09-04-2006 07:35 PM

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.

amitsharma_26 09-04-2006 07:52 PM

suse is fine as well;

mcmillan 09-04-2006 10:56 PM

Since this is starting to turn into a "which distro" thread I figure I should point out this thread


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