Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Apr 2006 21:20 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There are so many ways to boot alternative OSes to common PCs these days. What's your prefered way? Read for a quick introduction to the most common methods and then let us know about your prefered way of booting alternative OSes to your PC by taking the poll.
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Running the alt OS
by TaterSalad on Tue 11th Apr 2006 00:48 UTC
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I do the partitioning method for the reasons listed:
- OSes run full speed
- Full access to the hardware

Being the average computer geek without the high end hardware I like to get as much speed as possible out of the system so I can see what the OS is capable of. That is my preferred method, but if I don't want to reformat a partition for a specialized OS I'll download the live cd iso and then run it in qemu. Or see if they have a vmware image.

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