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Re: [SLE] Notebook with XP and SuSE
  • From: David McMillan <skyefire@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 13:31:44 -0400
  • Message-id: <42921380.6020309@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
James Knott wrote:
Ronald Wiplinger wrote:

I want to use a notebook computer with Windows XP and Linux. I need
Windows for Office (including Visio) and Project, while I need for
developing and connection to otherLinux systems.
What is the best setup for that?
Dualboot and vmware?

I have that set up on my ThinkPad. Assuming your notebook came with
Windows installed, you'll have to shrink the XP partion to make room for
your Linux install. Then install SuSE as usual and it will add XP to
the boot menu. Also, create a FAT32 partition, for exchanging data
between sides. You can move the "My Documents" folder to that
partition. You might also want to install OpenOffice & Mozilla on XP.

Hmmm... if you install, say, Firefox and/or Thunderbird under both Win and Suse, can they be set up to use a single shared inbox/bookmark directory? It *seems* intuitively obvious, but there always seem to be some hidden gotchas.

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