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    An annoyance to me when using Ubuntu and Mint, was updating the OS rarely seemed to work, was clunky and slow. Also, if I remember correctly, quite often updating involved downloading and installing a whole new version. Is this still the case?

    Another question; Is running a VM a danger to the host Windows OS? I've never done it and have yet to research how to do it, but I really want to soon so I can play with some other Linux distros.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbledoo View Post
    An annoyance to me when using Ubuntu and Mint, was updating the OS rarely seemed to work, was clunky and slow. Also, if I remember correctly, quite often updating involved downloading and installing a whole new version. Is this still the case?

    Another question; Is running a VM a danger to the host Windows OS? I've never done it and have yet to research how to do it, but I really want to soon so I can play with some other Linux distros.

    Hi there

    Totally OK to run a VM -- it's only DATA as far as the HOST is concerned. I'd use VMware player (free) myself but some people use VBOX. My past experience shows that VMWARE seems to be more stable and just works whereas VBOX sometimes needs a few bits of work to get it to operate decently.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Thanks Jimbo.

    I take it that this is what you use? https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/6_0

    I suppose you install VMware and then install Linux whilst running the VM?

    Paul.
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