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Canada Computes: Linux for Newbies, pt. 21: Linux/Windows Coexistence

Mar 27, 2001, 01:15 (0 Talkback[s])

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"For most users, Linux/Windows coexistence isn't an option, it's a necessity. You may prefer using Linux most of the time, and have found many substitutes for Windows programs that not only work well but are free, but there are still times when you may need to run Windows programs."

"The most common approach to this dilemma is the classic dual-boot Linux/Windows setup via LILO or another boot manager. When you need Windows, you boot into Windows--otherwise you stay booted in Linux, or vice-versa. This is workable if you don't have to switch too often, but if you have a frequent need for both operating systems, it quickly becomes a pain in the, er, boot sector."

"There are two fundamental approaches to simultaneous coexistence: combining Linux/Windows functionality on a single computer, or running them on separate machines. The approach you take depends on what resources you have available, and how much you're willing to spend."

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