posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 05:51 AM
a reply to: Miccey
I'm not quite sure what you are trying to achieve here. Linux can be utilised one of three ways;
1)Live CD (This is an excellent way to try various versions without committing to an install) - change your BIOS to boot off the CDROM before the hard
drive and then you can boot and used Linux live cds - it is a bit slower but leaves windows intact and untouched. As the CD will not be able to
written to, no software you install will save permanently.
2)Dual OS - You can partition your hard drives to have a section from Windows and a section for Linux. When you turn your computer on it will give a
timed delay before booting into your preferred default OS
3) Standalone OS - like on my netbook. I dumped windows 8.1 entirely because it was too laggy, filled with bugs and I got three viruses within a
week. I installed antivirus software and it made the computer virtually unusable because it kept stalling (not enough processor power) If you go down
this path, think carefully because if you rely on Windows say for certain games, Linux wont be able to do it.
I'm at the cat picture browsing end of the scale with my use, along with needing it for basic music, video and office software - all which Linux
alternatives to windows products do with ease and the files can be transferred between the different OS and programs without any drama.
on 31-7-2015 by markosity1973 because: (no reason given)