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Linux.com: Dual Boot Flexibility

Jan 25, 2000, 00:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nipp)

"Linux is a wonderful operating system that is well known for being flexible. This flexibility extends to its ability to support running multiple operating systems on one machine. This ability is commonly referred to as dual booting. Dual booting allows an individual to experience the best of both worlds when it comes to operating system selection. Linux uses a program called Lilo to provide this flexibility."

"Lilo provides you with the ability to select from any installed operating system when you start the computer. This allows new users to maintain their existing Windows platform, while everyone can benefit from the ability to simply reboot their system in order to run their favorite Windows applications. Linux has an incredibly wide variety of applications, but there are times when you need a specific application, game, or utility that simply is not available under Linux at this time, and Lilo makes this very easy."

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