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The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook by Roderick Smith

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Introduction

Computer users at the turn of the millennium are increasingly faced with the possibility—and desirability—of running several operating systems (OSs) on a single computer. The explosive growth of Linux in the late 1990s, the interest in "real" UNIX versions that goes with this growth, the increasing usability of Windows NT (now called Windows 2000) as an alternative to Windows 9x, and the availability of "oddball" OSs such as BeOS and OS/2—these all make for a very dynamic OS marketplace. This dynamic marketplace is often hidden by the prevalence of Windows 9x in terms of total units shipped, but for a person who looks a bit farther than what's preinstalled on a computer, plenty of alternatives merit investigation.

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