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Noob Question re linux

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by chili, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. chili


    Joined: Mar 19, 2011

    Posts: 401

    Windows user here never looked at or watched linux until now, just watched a video about linux mint 19 and it looks pretty cool. Now i dont want to instal it on my laptop in case i cannot get on with it.

    So could i instal mint 19 on a usb drive and run it from that ie turn laptop on windows 10 boots up as normal, insert usb run linux ? or would i be better off installing it to a virtual machine and running it that way?

    any basic advice appreciated

  2. Buffalo2102


    Joined: Jun 9, 2004

    Posts: 596

    Most linux distributions provide a "live" version that you can burn to a cd or usb stick. You need to boot to them though, you cant generally plug them in and run them while Windows is already running.

    Another option would be to install Virtualbox and then install linux in a virtual machine. You could then run linux from within windows.