Installing linux ontop of windows os.
Very eager to try Linux, but did not dare to install it? Hm? Dared not reasonable indeed, a bit mistaken when performing the installation, the data on your computer hard drive can disappear in an instant.
If you did not dare to install it (because it has not ever), maybe you can use the VirtualBox application. This software is an alternative to VMWare. In fact better, if measured from the pocket should you spend (free).
With VirtualBox, you allowed to install the Operating System (OS) Other, Linux, Fedora, OpenSUSE, etc.; above the operating system running on your computer now, most air-Windows platforms.
No need to worry. This will not interfere with the Windows system is running, because the OS you want to install will be placed inside a Virtual Machine (VM).
What Is a Virtual Machine?
If you want to install a new OS in VirtualBox, then you must make a? Virtual computer?(Virtual) first. Virtual computer is called the Virtual Machine.
Just like a regular computer, you can also add a hard disk, RAM, shutdown, insert the CD, and so forth; to this Virtual Machine.
The steps taken to install the OS into the Virtual Machine is no different than installing the OS on a regular computer. Turn, the Virtual Machine you insert the CD, then install the OS as usual.
VirtualBox vs VMWare
For those of you who are accustomed to using VMWare, there are several features available in VirtualBox, but not in VMWare, among others:
You can insert a CD or mount the image as a Virtual Machine (hereinafter to be abbreviated to VM) has been running. In contrast to VMWare, CD drive or ISO file must be run first before VM
Seamless integration mouse. You can move the mouse freely, inside and outside the VM.On VMWare, you must press Ctrl + Alt to exit from the VM.
Shared Folders. Host systems can share a folder with the guest system, just like shared folders on a network. If you add a file into the folder, for example in the host system, then the file can be accessed by the guest system. For most people, this is a very useful function.
Even so, VirtualBox of course still has some shortcomings. One of them is support for the USB drive is still very weak compared with VMWare.
VirtualBox also does not allow you to load a VM that has been made. This means that you can not use your VM on another machine, before it is uninstalled VirtualBox.