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Windows 7: Linux & Unix installation!

22 May 2011   #1

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 
Linux & Unix installation!

Hello,
i don't no if this the right forum or not, but i wanted to ask:-
1. What is the major Difference between the two?
2. I read that Linux came from Unix, but why?
is it better? or is it the developed version of Unix?
& the important question:-
3. Can i install both of them while keeping my W.7 SAFE?
or i can only install one of them with W.7?
Thanks & Best REGARDS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I believe all your information belongs here:

Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Best Regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2011   #3

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 

thank you, i know that there is all kind of questions & there answer for this matter,
but the thing is i want it simple; because many of the concepts & description is way
beyond my simple knowledge in PC, which is restricted in Windows ( even that i still
have long way to go ) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that's way i submitted this thread!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2011   #4

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

This may be helpful.

Linux Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You can run Windows and Linux on the same pc in what's called a "dual boot" but it is fairly complicated and if you mess up you could lose everything.
I suggest you have a look at Linux Forums as suggested and there will be tutorials on how to do a dual boot on there if you're still interested.
Also, if you look under D in the tutorials list on this forum you will find similar tutorials.
Generally beginners, like me, go for Ubuntu or Linux Mint. These are "open source" and are distributed free so you would need to go to their sites and download an ISO image which you would then have to burn to a disk and then boot from the disk to install.
As I say, I'm pretty experienced with Windows and I struggle with Linux because it is very different.
I'm doing it out of interest and computers are a hobby for me. If you struggle with Windows I wouldn't bother with this unless you really want a steep learning curve.
Having said that, Linux is very slick and and does some things better than Windows and I'm finding it enjoyable to use and mess around with.

Hope this helps, John

If you decide to try this do your homework first
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
but the thing is i want it simple; because many of the concepts & description is way
beyond my simple knowledge in PC, which is restricted in Windows ( even that i still
have long way to go ) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that's way i submitted this thread!
Unfortunately, you probably aren't going to find Linux, or Unix, simple at all. Rather than doing a dual boot, and risking screwing up your machine and losing Windows along the way, look into running some virtualization software like VMWare Player (Free) or Oracle VirtualBox (free) and run Linux as a virtual machine. That's the way that I use Linux, rather than dual boots anymore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can install with wubi and run ubuntu (a user friendly linux distro) as an app inside windows.

Download | Ubuntu
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+1 on that. It's a good way of trying it and, if you don't like it you can uninstall it easily. J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

If you're interested in Linux - There is also the Live CD/USB option

Rather than having anything installed - you download the live cd/burn/copy to usb and boot from your cd rom drive or the device. Obvious this may waste cds

The LiveCD List

I enjoy messing around with Linux (Ubuntu) - but it's mostly for experimenting, turned a dead XP box into something new and interesting for free. Many Distros are just a rehash of another and many fail to deliver quality...BUT run on some crappy computers.
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