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    When you say dual boot, if you mean you can boot it off a hard drive that also has Windoz on it, then yes.

    I believe you would download from the Alternate Install list from that same page.

    If you meant running Ubuntu in a window within Windoz, I'm pretty sure you can't, but you can do that with PuppyLinux, or so I've heard.

    Did that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NateTheGreat
    When you say dual boot, if you mean you can boot it off a hard drive that also has Windoz on it, then yes.

    I believe you would download from the Alternate Install list from that same page.

    If you meant running Ubuntu in a window within Windoz, I'm pretty sure you can't, but you can do that with PuppyLinux, or so I've heard.

    Did that make sense?
    yeah i mean on the same harddrive like bootcamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierce Deity
    yeah i mean on the same harddrive like bootcamp
    Oh. Well, I know you can run it with Parallel's Desktop, which allows you to run it in a Window within Mac OS X, but I'm pretty sure you can partition your MacBooks hard drive and then when the creators of Ubuntu bring out their Intel-Mac version, you can run it that way.

    I'm 99% sure that is possible and 100% sure it will be possible in the future because Linux and Mac have always sort of been on the same side, with Windows on the other.

    You may want to search OSx86Project.org for more info on that in paticular but I'm guessing if you can use Boot Camp to boot into Windoz, there is definitly some way to boot into Linux. Seriously, I have a version of Linux running on my iPod Mini, so it's definitly possible, or will be soon if it's not already.

    *EDIT* If you just meant could you install Ubuntu on your current hard drive, yes and you will still be able to boot into Windows. You'll just need to partition (or split up your hard drive into two parts: one for Windows and one for Ubuntu)

    However, if you just want to try it, without having to install it, then download the version you need from the Desktop CD list and burn it to a CD and so on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkprinny
    lol?

    dont be hatin on me and nates DEEP conversation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierce Deity
    lol?

    dont be hatin on me and nates DEEP conversation
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    Darkprinny funny.

    I think he's right; I said a loooooot in this thread.

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    I'm caught in the middle. I'm a PC user, but wish I had a Mac. I've used Macs before and loved it, I just don't have the money or the space. Darkprinny, PC by price is better in the numbers, but for the way it acutally runs there is no comarison. PC's slow down as their resources are used. On a PC, you know your RAM is all allocated because your system slows to a halt, on a Mac you tell because there is an error message telling you as much.

    As for Linux, I use Xandros. It does support multiboot, but I havn't ever done it on the same drive (for separate drives, if you set up the xandros drive as the first boot, the first thing after POST is a boot select menu). The interface is exactly like the newest distribution of Knoppix (a really good "test" linux, as it is "live boot", meaning that it's there as long as the CD is in the drive, as soon as you take it out everything goes back to normal)
    ... but what do I know?...
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