Many of us who want to have dual operating systems simply split our hard drive and install both. Not exactly a complex procedure these days. Why just a few weeks ago we showed you how to run Win7 and Ubuntu on the same machine. However, instead of hassling with partitions, simply install an entire Ubuntu OS on a thumb drive and carry it around in your pocket.
Then, each time you want to run Ubuntu on your Windows PC simply plug in the thumb drive and away you go.Â Itâ€™s worth noting that youâ€™re not actually running a separate OS per say. What youâ€™re actually doing is running Ubuntu in Windows as though it was a program. So when you maximise it all you see is the Ubuntu interface.
Whatâ€™s more, when you make changes or bring new programs into Ubuntu it saves itself. That means that when you plug in the Ubuntu thumb drive at a later date everything will be like you left it as if your PC was actually running Ubuntu.Â The guide is written in simple language and even contains the video below which will guide you through the whole deal. This doesnâ€™t take a programming genius. All you need is a large thumb drive, the latest edition of Ubuntu.