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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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       #31

    Thank you. You know the old saying "the hurrieder I go...the behinder I get"? Well I spent most of yesterday afternoon trying to become a functional member off the Ubuntu One forum as a starting point. I went through all of their steps (becoming a member as well as setting up an account which are two different things requiring the same user name and password). Apparently gMail can be a problem. So they tell you if you have a problem to contact the Administrator but then in order to contact the Admin you are required to be a full-fledged Member which I'm not...but trying to be. Lord, it should not be this difficult!

    What I'm looking at is all the ins-and-outs of a Type 2 HyperViser. A software that can be loaded onto a fresh drive but which will allow multiple 'instances' of all kinds of OS's to be loaded onto into this type of private 'cloud' rather than the hardware of the computer. What do you know about this work-around? It may be called VMWare but I understand even MicroSoft offers such a hypervisor software. Only one HD actually loaded onto the computer but with instant access to all of the instances of OS's your heart might desire accessible much like opening a file. It sounds interesting to me and less threatening. Your thoughts?
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       #32

    Virtual machines are a way to run multiple operating systems, as you've discovered.

    The other way is a dual-boot setup. Either by using 2 partitions on the same drive or by using 2 discrete drives. You reboot when you want to go from Linux to Windows--or vice versa. Virtual machines don't require that rebooting.

    Either can work and each has certain advantages--and disadvantages.

    However----both dual boot and virtual machines are a complication.

    Your bigger problem will be learning and using the alternate operating system---which is a large enough challenge in itself. I don't think I'd want to try to do a virtual machine if I had no experience whatsoever with the alternate OS. A steep learning curve becomes even steeper.

    But it's your choice.

    I wouldn't think Ubuntu would be at the top of the list of Linux distributions for someone without any Linux experience at all.

    But I don't know anything about your expectations or your frustration tolerance. Maybe you've got 500 hours of free time you'd love to spend on it. Maybe your blood pressure has never been known to rise.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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       #33

    A good heads-up! Thanks.

    I'll continue looking into the Type2 (not the actual Vm rack idea...that doesn't interest me in the least!). But if I can learn all I can about the software Type2 and then load a Win7 on it plus whatever other (say, Linux Puppy or Mint as has been suggested), I should be able to buy myself the time needed to learn the ins and outs of that new OS. Man, even my friends have had their hands full just dealing with their 'progressive switch' to Win10. So they all have a learning curve. My hair can't get much more gray (at 77) and I've only started learning this stuff since 1/16 so hopefully what I'm trying to do won't be fatal!
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       #34

    Whazzupdoc

    I believe you found out the same thing that I did on any Linux forum.
    If you don't already know everything about Linux that really don't have any use for you on the forum.

    People try to learn Linus as a beginner are just trash taking up forum space.

    Lots of luck finding a Linux forum that is will to help and share information like this forums members.
    If you do find one share it with the rest of us.
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       #36

    Thanks!


    ignatzatsonic said:

    I wouldn't think Ubuntu would be at the top of the list of Linux distributions for someone without any Linux experience at all.

    But I don't know anything about your expectations or your frustration tolerance. Maybe you've got 500 hours of free time you'd love to spend on it. Maybe your blood pressure has never been known to rise.
    Thanks for your insight!

    I would stick with MS IF they would relent and allow manual updates in 10 on Home and Pro...
    I simply will not pay a fortune for the enterprise version just to be able to do something that should be simple as pie like it is on Windows 7. Considering the huge amount of problems users have had with the result of errant updates especially drivers you would think that MS would have relented and allowed manual updating on all versions of 10. I still have some hope that MS will change their minds possibly allow manual updating in the next year or two.

    If MS continues to force auto updates on 10 I will be moving to Linux Mint.
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       #37

    Thanks for drawing my attention to these fine posts...for me, actually the VM with Kari was the most meaningful. Truthfully, I am an a journey with this. It has just started but I intend to lay a firm foundation.
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