Dual Booting (Mac OS X + Windows 7, and Windows 10 + Ubuntu Linux)

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Hello!I’m sure you have a favorite operating system. Maybe it’s Mac, maybe Ubuntu, or maybe Windows. Normally, you are probably limited to the OS that came with your computer. The problem is, whatever OS you might happen to be on it either may not be your favorite (the one you are most used to) or it may not run most of your favorite programs.

For example, I bought my first laptop, and it came with Windows 8. Before that, I was using Ubuntu Linux on an old desktop tower that my Uncle gave to me. However, Ubuntu Linux being my first OS, I greatly preferred it, especially as it required less RAM meaning I had more RAM to put into programs. However, my first attempts at Dual Booting didn’t happen until I bought my second computer, this time a beefed up Desktop Tower (sidetracking a little here; I bought my laptop for $900, with 8GB RAM and a really horrible Graphics card.

My desktop, however, I bought for about $280, with 8GB RAM and a much better graphics card, as well as tons of other little features. Desktops are a lot cheaper, and easier to upgrade!).Before I actually bought my desktop computer, I had already decided I would use Ubuntu. Of course, that decision comes with tons of limitations.

For one, Windows (the OS it came with, actually) could run programs like the Adobe Suite and most of my favorite games. I could try using Wine, which can run a few programs on Linux, but it rarely works and when it does, it is normally super buggy. Thankfully, Ubuntu has another option. You can make it install as a dual boot, meaning I can have to OSes on one computer.

In order to use Windows, I reboot the computer and select Windows to boot up. For Linux, I would do vice versa. This means I can use Linux as my main OS, and whenever I want to use a Windows program I can simply boot up to Windows

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