Oct 102010
 

winbox virtualboxAuthor: Mario Pesce

Introduction

As most people do,when I started using Linux, I created separate partitions for Linux and used Lilo or Grub to boot either into either Windows or Linux, according to the different job requirements.

I normally used my laptop PC during the day in a company that used Windows applications in a Windows based LAN and therefore I normally had to boot in Windows during the day to work with my colleagues whereas at home I would boot mainly into Linux. This approach has a few disadvantages as follows:

  • My work e-mails were in Microsoft Outlook and I had to boot under Windows to access them.
  • I used KMail (and later Mozilla Thunderbird) for my personal e-mails and I had to boot under Linux to access them.
  • I could access Window folders from Linux and copy data from Windows, but I could not access any Linux directory from Windows.

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