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Dual-Booting vs. Virtualization When Using Windows and Linux on the Same Hardware

Jul 05, 2007, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

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"Many Windows administrators get their first taste of Linux by booting a live CD version of a given distribution, or by running it in a virtual machine. Eventually, they may find themselves in a position where they need to have side-by-side installations of Linux and Windows on the same server for the sake of convenience--or simply because there isn't another server handy!

"There are typically two ways to get Windows and Linux to co-exist on the same box: dual-booting and virtualization. The first one involves installing each operating system on a separate volume (either a different physical disk or different partitions of the same disc), and using some mechanism for choosing which one to boot each time the computer's powered on..."

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