FreeOS.com: Windows rules or goes Phat?Mar 08, 2001, 19:08 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chandrahas Shetty)
"This distro of Linux is for all those who are desperate to try out Linux but are scared to make the jump. Check out Phat Linux - you can't get any closer to Windows than this. It not only installs on your Windows partition but also starts up from there."
"I am(was) a great Microsoft Windows fan. One of the best things of Microsoft Windows is the sheer ease with which it can be installed. Over the years I have had to do it many times, especially since I keep getting this blue screen and I have to press the power button to get things going again. That and installing software that came on any magazine CD would have me formatting the disk every few months."
"I was first introduced to Linux when I joined FreeOS. Actually they gave me no other options but to try it out - pretty mean of them. A few weeks of sweating it out with Linux and I thought I would try it on my home machine too. However, that was easier said than done. A few minutes into the installation and I was looking at obscure stuff like disk partitioning, mount points, root and swap. oh well, let's stick to good ol Windows. So life went on till one day this packet came in from Phat Linux containing just one CD. It looked pretty intriguing - a Linux distro that could be installed on Windows? And the CD said that neither had I to partition the hard disk nor had I to be a hardcore techie to install it. Sounded too good to be true. Anyway, no harm in trying it, I thought and headed for home with the CD. Well, I was soon to find that Phat Linux is one of the most easy-to-install operating systems."