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Duke of URL: Dual Booting Explained

Jul 23, 2000, 22:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Paavola)

"In many ways, dual booting is pretty easy-but only once you get the basics straight. There is also quite a few misconceptions about dual booting, as it is many times taken for granted the operating systems will do everything themselves. The "dual" in dual boot could also be deceiving, since you could be booting quite a few more than two operating systems, so in this case, you could call it multiple booting."

"Many operating systems are well-equipped for booting multiple operating systems, while other aren't as well-equipped. Windows is a fine example for not being equipped, while Linux is a shining example of making room for your other environments."

"You don't need to be a genious to dual boot. Many Linux users need Windows for games, productivity and more, so dual booting is a necessity for many users out there who want the convenience of Windows along with the power of *NIX."

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