UNIX Socket FAQ

A forum for questions and answers about network programming on Linux and all other Unix-like systems

You are not logged in.

#1 2012-09-17 11:11 PM

farhana91
Guest

Binary os

I am now using Microsoft's OS but i want to use conjugally Linuxes OS.  Do it possible without any problem?

Last edited by farhana91 (2012-09-17 11:12 PM)

#2 2012-09-18 04:28 PM

i3839
Oddministrator
From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,230

Re: Binary os

If you want to install both on the same computer and only use one at the time, then you want to multi-boot. You just need a separate partition or hard disk to install Linux to for this to work.

If you want to run both at the same timer you need to use a VM like Virtualbox.

If you just want to try out Linux and not actually install it then use a Live CD or Live USB version, like Knoppix.

We're more of a programming forum than a Linux user forum though, so if you do have further questions it's probably better to ask in one of the distro's forum than here.

Offline

#3 2012-09-18 07:47 PM

RobSeace
Administrator
From: Boston, MA
Registered: 2002-06-12
Posts: 3,829
Website

Re: Binary os

I'm just curious how one uses an OS "conjugally"...  I think I've been doing it wrong all these years!

Offline

#4 2012-09-18 11:51 PM

i3839
Oddministrator
From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,230

Re: Binary os

As a non-native English speaker myself I can tell you that it can
sometimes be very difficult to translate some words into English
when there is no direct, easy translation. And then you search
dictionaries and stuff to find something similar. But when you're
not yet that good at English you have no idea how some words are
actually used and what the normal (EN) way would be to say what
you're trying to say. I guess that "conjugately" is closer to what
was meant here.

Offline

#5 2012-09-19 01:07 PM

RobSeace
Administrator
From: Boston, MA
Registered: 2002-06-12
Posts: 3,829
Website

Re: Binary os

Oh, I know, and I wasn't trying to make fun of anyone...  I just found that particular word choice to be extremely humorous...  I'm a big fan of mistranslation humor in general...  Stuff like Engrish cracks me up without fail...  Or even stuff like running a simple message back and forth through one of the online translators and ending up with something completely unrelated to the original message...  I find it somewhat amazing that we all manage to intercommunicate with each other at all, without it devolving into that Monty Python skit with the poorly translated Hungarian phrasebook... ;-)

Offline

#6 2012-09-20 09:27 AM

i3839
Oddministrator
From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,230

Re: Binary os

There's some good stuff on that website. I especially liked the
"mountain delicacies miscellaneous bacteria pot monsters".
Some things are clearly pranks by people who got asked how
to say something in English and abused that trust to make
a juvenile joke.

The reason we manage to communicate so well is because
English was somehow chosen as the main international
language. It's like standardisation: The result may not be
perfect, but it does smooth things out a lot.

Offline

#7 2012-09-20 01:04 PM

RobSeace
Administrator
From: Boston, MA
Registered: 2002-06-12
Posts: 3,829
Website

Re: Binary os

Some things are clearly pranks by people who got asked how
to say something in English and abused that trust to make
a juvenile joke.

Sometimes, people just rely too much on machine translation, which even in the best of circumstances is untrustworthy...  But, sometimes it can really screw up...

Offline

#8 2012-09-20 02:51 PM

i3839
Oddministrator
From: Amsterdam
Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,230

Re: Binary os

Ouch!

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB