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technofile: Solving the Windows dilemma, Part 5: Install two operating systems

Jun 14, 2000, 11:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Al Fasoldt)

"I've been running a dual-boot PC for more than a year. I decided to install Linux on my main PC in the spring of 1999. I carefully backed up every single item on my hard drives, worried that I would end up losing everything. I installed Linux and made sure the dual-boot part worked right."

"For the first few months I spent most of my time on the Windows side of the fence. I was familiar with Windows and found Linux hard to learn in many ways."

"But anything that is both new and different is likely to be hard to learn. After six months I realized I was running Linux most of the time. After a year, it was clear that Windows had a definite place on my main PC, but it was a secondary place. By doing all my writing, e-mail and Web browsing under Linux, I have been able to get a lot more done -- Linux just runs and runs without crashing or running out of memory -- and I've been able to squeeze out more time for a family life."

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