[CentOS-docs] dual boot tips

Manuel Wolfshant

wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Thu Jun 18 14:49:01 UTC 2009

On 06/18/2009 04:01 PM, Mats Karlsson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 14:13, Ralph Angenendt<ra+centos at br-online.de> wrote:
>> Mats Karlsson wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Could a wiki page about tips and trix fro dual booting be of interest ?
>>> I can think of one part that is file systems and filesystem drivers,
>>> like ntfs driver for Linux and ext2/3 drivers for Windows.
>> Hmmm. There already is a page on NTFS in CentOS. Can you expand a bit on
>> your idea?
> The NTFS wiki article covers how you can read "Win" from Linux but NOT
> the other way, how do you read Linux fs from Windows.
>>> And another part is how to sync favorites, emails and such
>>> independently of OS (Im unshure if this is possible, but I know that
>>> Mozilla had something going a while back).
>> Sync them between Linux and Windows? Yeah, sounds interesting :)
>> Ralph
> Well the idea was to collect tips & trix that isn't covered normally
> in dual boot articles.
> Normally is the installation and grub tweaks covered, and noting after that!
> So my idea is to take it to the next step and collect stuff the will
> enhance the work experience in dual boot and to get people to easily
> migrate/shift between two different OS without thinking its a hassle!
> So is it possible to sync OpenOffice,
yes, it is, we do it all the time in the company I work for. Just open 
the file.
The major issue are the fonts, Windows and Centos have different default 
fonts and the documents generated on one system look ugly on the other. 
Especially if generated in Windows by users who do not properly format 
the document and rely on many CRs and lots of spaces for alignment.

>  pidgin,
yes. But no sane person using Windows will prefer pidgin over the native 
Yahoo client for instance (which offers voice, video, much nicer themes 
etc). Same goes for gtalk, mIRC, etc

>  thunderbird
Tbird in Win and Linux are 100% interchangeable.

> settings/data between the different OS then that's what I would like
> to cover in this wiki page.
> Im against the war between the OS's and I want to make peace between
> them and let the user choose what OS she/he wants to use for the
> moment without a lot of work.
good luck :)

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