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

[ Thanks to E.
Stride
for this link. ]

“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…”


Complete Story

Related Story:
BSD
Today: Running numerous operating systems at the same time
(Dec
24, 2000)

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