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Hey Windows fans, would you like to take Linux for a spin to see what everyone's buzzing about? It's easy to do in just five easy steps. You can test Linux for yourself without having to setup multibooting, worry about partitioning or installing over your current Windows system. That's right, you can. Try out that Linux power and coolness for yourself using these five easy steps.
Over the past few weeks several people have asked me if it’s possible to set up a Windows XP/Linux dual-boot system on a PC that already has Windows XP installed on it, and if it’s possible, how easy is the process. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s pretty easy to do.
Something few people seem to realize when they "compare" Windows and Ubuntu is that they are using a computer that was designed and built for Windows, not Ubuntu. Taken to an extreme, this would be like installing OS X on a Dell and saying that it is worse than Windows and recommending people not buy Macs.
In Linux For Absolute Beginners: 3 Easy Ways to Test-Drive Linux I reviewed some simple ways to safely test-drive Linux. All of them involved selecting a Linux distribution to try, then downloading and burning it to a CD. Anyone can learn how to install Linux in different ways, such as dual-booting, standalone on a single PC, or in a virtual machine.
Ever since Wubi first hit the scene for those of us who wanted to install Ubuntu on their Windows systems, it has been a great success. What a number of people do not know is that Wubi is but one of many similar options that embrace Linux as a whole, not just Ubuntu.
I’m setting up a PC for my future father-in-law right now. I’m avoiding installing Windows as I hate dealing with it. I’m happy to help him to get to grips with using the machine and doing whatever he wants with it, but not so happy with having to provide Windows support (after all, I don’t use Windows, so I can hardly call myself an expert at it).
These are short and easy things to do which can make your Linux desktop even more convenient than it currently is. Trying Ubuntu out without changing your distribution or creating a new drive partition or installing it on another HD, setting up OpenOffice so ability to read/write Windows Office 2007 word processor documents are what you'll learn how to do today.