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Testing the Linux Waters - Live CD vs Dual Boot

Nov 26, 2008, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carl Villanueva)

[ Thanks to John Carl Villanueva for this link. ]

"Live CD's are bootable compact disks that allow you to explore the features of an operating system (in this case, Linux) as if you were in that particular OS. To use, you simply load the Live CD into your optical drive, boot up your PC, and presto! - You'd be on your way to your first Linux experience.

"Once inside, you’ll get to see everything that you'll find in a basic installation of the particular Linux distribution that came with the CD. Now this is not just a regular window-shopping experience, as you'll also be allowed to perform almost everything you can in a typical installation. That includes running programs, opening windows, exploring folders, checking out system resources, detecting hardware, viewing your Windows files and folders, and many others - even surfing the Web if you have an Internet connection."

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