[arch-general] dualboot?

John K Pate j.k.pate at sms.ed.ac.uk
Thu May 27 17:17:42 EDT 2010

On Thu, 27 May 2010, Jeroen Op 't Eynde wrote:

> On Thu, 27 May 2010 18:48:38 +0200, Nilesh Govindarajan <lists at itech7.com> 
> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 10:12 PM, David Lowe <da_legit_dubya at yahoo.com> 
>> wrote:
>> > I'm new to Arch Linux & Linux in general, so please excuse any newbie 
>> > questions...
>> > Can the Arch Linux install do a dualboot installation?  I've read some 
>> > documentation
>> > and it seems to be iffy on this point.
>> > Also, why are most Linux users and programmers so obsessed with Python?
>> > I'd much rather download Euphoria.  http://www.rapideuphoria.com
>> > If it's a requirement that a Python runtime be on the system, then I'd 
>> > rather not install
>> > at all.
>> Python is an opensource language used by many applications. You may
>> have to install it while installing some desktop environment.
>> As for dual boot, any Linux can be dual booted. If you already have
>> some other Linux, you just need to add the entry for the partiton
>> which contains the Arch kernel into Grub.
> Maybe just compare the websites... obviously Python wins! :)
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At any rate, there's no reason not to install both euphoria and python. If 
you're planning on sticking with a distribution like Arch that requires 
you to `look under the hood', you should get used to working with a 
variety of programming languages. There's no single language which is 
perfect for every job.

John K Pate

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