CloudReady, the software that allows you to turn just about any old laptop into a Chromebook, now offers a dual boot option so you can check out Chromium without ditching your default operating system.
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Chromebooks finally hit the Australian market back in March. They're cheap and functional, but they don't quite hit their full potential with Chrome OS. Here's how to install Ubuntu and get more out of your Chromebook.
Can't decide whether you want to dual-boot that second OS or virtualise it? Debate no more: you can have both. Here's how to dual-boot and virtualise the same partition on your Windows PC or Mac.
The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic little computer capable of all sorts of things, but unfortunately it only supports one operating system at a time. Berryboot allows you to boot into as many Raspberry Pi operating systems as you want.
Even if you're a happy Windows user, you may have thought about trying Mac OS X. Maybe you'd like to test drive OS X before switching to a Mac or building a Hackintosh, or maybe you just want to run that one killer Mac app on your Windows machine. Whatever your reason, you can actually install and run OS X inside your existing Windows setup with a program called VirtualBox. Here's how.
Dear Lifehacker, I've seen you talk about running Windows on a Mac by dual booting, as well as dual-booting Windows 8 alongside Windows 7. But you've also talked about how to run Windows 8 in a virtual machine. If I want to run a second operating system, which is better? Dual booting or virtualising?
Windows is a great operating system, but PC laptops often leave a lot to be desired. If you're a Mac owner (or you're just in love with Mac hardware), you can install Windows natively on your computer in just a few steps. Here's how.
Windows and Mac OS X don't always get along so well when they're required to co-exist on the same drive, but that doesn't mean they can't. Hackintosh master tonymacx86 outlines the best practices for setting up a dual-boot environment on your hackintosh in this charming video. You'll get all the information in the video above, but here's an outline of the steps you should take for reference.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m a student using a MacBook Pro for uni on which I’ve got Mac OS X & Windows 7 dual booted. I’m constantly switching between the two depending on what I need to do (though Windows is my preferred OS). Recently I’ve noticed that the battery lasts longer on the OS X side than it does on the Windows 7 side, even when only browsing the internet. Why is this? Does this mean that OS X is more energy efficient (& hence environmentally friendly) than Windows?
We've shown you how to reboot your Mac into Windows quickly with Quicksilver, but reader Dalton63841 shares a similar script that will let Boot Camp users do the same thing in Windows with just a double-click.
Linux only: We recently spotlighted the Burg startup manager, which offers a nicer-looking menu for your dual-boot system. Burg-manager, a free utility, makes installing, customising, theming and otherwise controlling your Burg screen a snap.