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    Is it possible to have Linux and Windows on the same computer. Like you can pick which one you want to run.

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    Yes, a lot of people do exactly that.

    You have some choices on how to do this. One is to make sure that you have some unpartitioned space on your current hard drive. The other is to add a hard drive with nothing on it.

    Most modern distros have boot loaders that they will install for you, so that you can choose to boot Windows or Linux.

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    Absolutely! Just do a search for dual booting. There are lots of threads about it.

    Good luck with it.

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    I have found it to be quite a challenge actually. It's not very easy. Good luck.

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    It's not that hard.. really.

    Now, if you install Windows first and then Linux, you will be able to boot both systems without having to deal with any boot problems.

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    Perhaps that's where my troubles started. O well, I'm totally off windows now anyways.

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    Its very easy. So easy infact, a ape could do it
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    having 2 operating systems on a system is not that hard.....but you have to install windows first, and then any version of GNU/Linux. during the installation process of a GNU/Linux OS, a bootloader called GRUB is also installed, which will show a list of all the OS' present in the system, and lets you to choose which one to boot into.....
    feel free to ask if you have any more questions.

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    I have 3 operating sistems, Gentoo, Kanotix and Windows XP. Here's a tri-booting tutorial (which should work just for two sistems as well):

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/t51...-computer.html

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    Yop, much more easy than it sounds.

    You just install Windows first, leaving some unpartitionned space.

    And then you install GNU/Linux (it use the free space --unpartitionned-- left).

    GNU/Linux installation will install a boot loader, like Grub (which is the best solution for newbies).
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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