mi at picknowl.com.au
Thu May 8 10:58:01 EST 2008
What about running Linux simultaneously with Windows under Virtual PC
2007 (or similar) to avoid the hassle of having to reboot?
I have read conflicting reports online.
Andrew Errington wrote:
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 09:23, Ben Lindner wrote:
>> OK here is a BIG question.
>> If someone such as myself wanted to put Linux on a computer, which one
>> would be best suited for ham radio applications and other desktop
>> functions. It would also be an advantage to have Windows on the same hard
>> Any help appreciated.
> It's not such a big question. Most distributions (distros) these days
> come packaged with everything you need for most purposes (including ham
> radio). The best distro to use is the one that your friend uses. That
> way, if you get into trouble you can ask them for help (no, really).
> The distro I chose last time I was looking around was Mepis
> <http://www.mepis.org/>, but another popular one at the moment is Ubuntu
> (or Kubuntu if you prefer KDE to Gnome, which I do).
> You can try Linux out by using a "Live CD". Most distributions (including
> Mepis and Ubuntu) will allow you to boot the CD and run Linux without
> affecting your hard drive. This means you can play around and see what's
> there (a bit slow as the CD is slower than the hard drive). If you like
> it, press a button and it wipes the hard drive and installs itself.
> Here are a couple of links to Ham Radio Live CDs:
> If you want Windows to be available too you will have to set up 'dual
> booting'. It's not too hard, but describing it would make this email too
> long. Look up "dual-boot Linux" on Google for plenty of detailed
> instructions. Again, if you have a friend that's done this then do the
> I am sure many others can offer help and advice, but if you have any other
> questions I can help with, please ask.
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