potential newbie with questions (please be gentle)

Jerry Bolt jerry.bolt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 23:43:48 UTC 2010

Thanks Peter,

I have not checked your links out yet but is that the same as running off a
disk or usb flash drive?


On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Pete Vander Giessen <petevg at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 07/13/2010 04:08 PM, Jerry Bolt wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am interested in learning more about the Linux/Ubuntu operating
> > system.  I like what I have read and studied up to this point but
> > before I take the plunge I have a couple questions.
> >
> > 1. I have read you can install a Linux OS and still keep the existing
> > Windows OS, in my case I have Windows XP.  Please explain how this is
> > done?  I think I understand but want to be sure.
> >
> > 2.  If, for some reason, a Linux OS is not to my liking can and how do
> > I uninstall it?
> Hi JB,
> Jordan's suggestions are good ones.  Another way to install Windows and
> Linux side by side is to use Wubi:  http://wubi-installer.org/
> Disk performance is going to be slightly degraded in Wubi, but it's a
> good way to try out Linux without taking the plunge of partitioning your
> hard drive.
> You can also install Virtualbox (virtualbox.org), and install Linux in a
> virtual machine, but that's more technically complex, and has the worst
> performance of your available options; I'd go with Wubi, or with the
> Ubuntu installer instead.
> ~ Pete
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