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Old 05-17-07, 07:03 PM   #43
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Default Re: Thinking of trying Linux...

Originally Posted by radekhulan
The easist way to "try" Linux, or to use it professionally, is via virtualization on Windows XP/Vista.

Download free VMWARE Player:
And Fedora Core 7 pre-installed image:

Within few minutes, you will run Linux on Windows (with 99% of native performance) I use it daily, work on Windows Vista, as it has the best UI and best /most SW available, but also run Linux inside virtual machine (VMWARE) to have MySQL, PHP and Apache in the same environment (=Linux) as my webhosting. No need for a separate server anymore.

Can use excellent Outlook 2007, Dreamweaver CS3, Photoshop CS3, DX9/10 games, while developing on native Linux x64 machine, running in the second window; have best of both worlds available...
My Allendale CPU doesn't have virtualization technology, so I assumed that I can't run virtual machines.
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