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Dual Boot

Quick Definition

Computers with two operating systems installed on them are said to "dual boot", meaning that they can load (ie, boot) one of two operating systems when they are first started.

Dual booting allows a user to enjoy the benefits of multiple operating systems without having to use more than one computer. Commonly, one of the two operating systems is a version of Windows (for gaming) while the other operating system is a variant of Linux set up for everyday use.