Unite Windows and Linux With a Single Mouse Click!

After the success I had with my previous tutorial about how to run Windows and a Linux distribution together on the same computer (with a single monitor, keyboard and mouse and no other magic tricks required), I decided to improve the installation method with an extremely easy-to-use one.


The idea is the same as in the previous guide, to obtain a single desktop with two completely different operating systems: Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux!

So, if you're wondering what do you need to get started, let me tell you that you must have a usable and stable Ubuntu (other Linux distributions will work) computer with at least 1 GB RAM and a modern processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent). These are also the components on which I've tested the following guide! Ready? Excited? Let's go!

Advantages of this guide:

· Much easier installation method
· Works with any Windows version
· Less software to configure and install

Disadvantages of this guide:

· No desktop effects! That means, Compiz Fusion will not play nice with VirtualBox in Seamless mode.

Step 1: Install necessary software:

· VirtualBox

Here's how to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu OS:

1. Click the above link and download VirtualBox for your architecture (i386 or amd64). Please notice that on the download page for VirtualBox, you will find packages for many other Linux distributions, in case you don't use Ubuntu.

2. Good, now that the download is finished, double click the .deb file and install the software.

source: news.softpedia.com



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