Which operating system to use is a pretty daunting task. Windows is not the safest OS when using Internet, but it can run all types of programs. Linux is less vulnerable to internet threats when compared to Windows, but the support for games and other softwares is relatively less.
Today all the modern PCs allows us to run multiple OS. There are few softwares to run guest OS on your PC like VM ware’s VM Ware Server and Microsoft’s Virtual PC 2007, both of these are available for free download.
The advantage of using these softwares is that you get the benefit of using 2 operating system and also test all the features of guest OS without effecting your host OS.
To run VMWare Server, you need to have a Windows OS which has Internet Information Service (IIS) installed in it. VMWare also has a Linux based version in case Linux is the primary OS on your PC.
VMWare allows you to run multiple versions of Windows, Linux, Novell Netware, Sun Solaris or any other OS.
The installation is very much simple, once you install the software, set up a virtual machine and then insert the DVD or CD into the drive and select the OS in the software. Once the VM selects the OS and boots from it, then you will be able to install guest OS on your PC.
Before downloading VMWare Server, register with the website to get the free serial numbers.