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    Is it possible to run mutiple os on the same computer at the same time

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    Sure, I multi-boot 6 OS's on one hd.
    You can add as many as you want. I readabout a guy who had 30 or 40 OS's in the same pc. Multiple hard drives though.
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    lol, Y
    it seems excessive even for R&D

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    Hmm, if you mean the same time as in all at once, you can do a google search on vmware, which can help you do that. But if you mean having multiple operating systems on one hard drive, that is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erutocc
    lol, Y
    it seems excessive even for R&D
    I think this guy did it on a dare.
    If somebody told me it wasn't possible to do something like that, and I had the resources, I could probably put a lot more than 40 on a computer.
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    Well you would need a pretty big harddrive for 40 os, or multiple os. Good thing I now know I can have multiple os running at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    Well you would need a pretty big harddrive for 40 os, or multiple os. Good thing I now know I can have multiple os running at the same time
    Well, someone has terrabyte-disks, and most distro can survive fine on three gigabytes, whats going to stop you from installing 300 distros lol (From what linux.org sais, there are almost 400 distros, some of them not beeing worked on anymore, thought

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    Would it be possible to mutil-boot windows and linux at the same time though, have them running at the same time

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    Yes, and no. You could run a virtual machine within WIndows and run Linux. But to run them side by side as separate OSs? Nope. Not with your run of the mill desktops.
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    What if they were in seperate windows, and on different harddrives

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