May 6th, 2013 at 3:43 am by admin

You might have heard a lot of good things about using a Linux operating system and you want to try it out. There are really a lot of good points about it but it would help if you were to conduct more research on what it can and cannot do for you.

How to Install Linux on a Windows Computer

The first challenge that you have to face when you want to make the switch to Linux from Windows is how you can install it on your unit. Don’t worry that it would be too technical for you. While some technical knowledge would go a long way, it does not require that you be a computer genius in order to install the Linux OS on a computer that came along with Windows in it.

You can try two methods of using Linux on your Windows PC. The first one is to install on your computer alongside the Windows OS. Your computer would allow that and you can just pick which operating system to run each time that you open up your computer.  The other option is for you to run it virtually. That means you would not be making any changes to the current setup of the computer.

If you are just starting out and you are completely unfamiliar with Linux then it would be better for you to opt to run it virtually. That would make it risk free for you.  But if you are familiar with how the OS works then you should try to install it alongside Windows so that the full resource of the computer would be made available to you.

Testing Linux as a Web App

Perhaps the best way that you can test if Linux is for you is by running it as a Web App.  All you have to do is go to dubuntu.org, provide some information and then you can start running Linux inside your browser. You can use almost all of the resources that would be available to you once you have the full version. The only down side to that is that the session would only last for a few hours.  So you would have to decide within that time whether you want to use it in full or not.

These are just some of the options that are open to you when you want to install Linux on your Windows computer.

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