• Harry

    April 13, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Hey John,
    You can install a virtual machine using VirtualBox or WMware. Just download an ISO file for a Linux distribution like Ubuntu and install that distribution inside the virtual machine like installing it on a PC. You then run Linux virtual machine directly on your Windows desktop.

    I myself like to install Linux along-side of Windows. This method technically called coLinux-based Distributions, stands for Cooperative Linux.
    Running Linux alongside the Windows kernel has faster performance. Burn an Linux ISO file and boot from the ISO file and the follow the Install process. The Linux can modify or allow you to modify the disk partician (dual-boot). Make sure you backup your Windows before you start this process.

    Install Linux using Wubi which creates a Windows partition. Wubi Installs Linux on you Windows machine. You can then execute that file to start Linux.

    There are other ways, but these are the most common and probably easiest for a new Linux-Windows users. Try you experiments on an older machine if you have one. Make sure you have plenty of Harddrive space. Hardware compadability and Diskspace requirements may be an issue. Other concerns may be Bios adjustments.

    Let me know how it works for you

  • Debbie Valentine

    December 8, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Wow, I really enjoy using two operating systems. It can be very useful at times. Thanks for your intelligent, kind & patient manner you share knowledge.