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Test drive Linux with nothing but a flash drive

Oct 28, 2014, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nesbitt)

Maybe you've heard about Linux and are intrigued by it. So intrigued that you want to give it a try. But you might not know where to begin. You've probably done a bit of research online and have run across terms like dual booting and virtualization. Those terms might mean nothing to you, and you???re definitely not ready to sacrifice the operating system that you???re currently using to give Linux a try. So what can you do? If you have a USB flash drive lying around, you can test drive Linux by creating a live USB. It???s a USB flash drive that contains an operating system that can start from the flash drive. It doesn???t take much technical ability to create one. Let???s take a look at how to do that and how to run Linux using a live USB.

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