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    The Ultimate Multi-OS Computer...

    I was surfing tech tv's website, when I saw the mother of all Multi-Boot computers. According to the article it has a total of 57 operating systems. Basically its got every OS you could ever want to play with

    TechTV - Richard's Multiboot Menagerie
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    Wow 57 isn't that something never even heard of that many being on one system. For me that would be way to many for all I need is a Linux and Microsoft or freebsd. I couldn't imagine having that many OS on my system I think it would just take up to much space and you would have problems all the time. Which in the article the guy has six hard drives, I wonder how big each one is O'well.






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    Ah, actually I was watching that myself last night, there were 39 OSs on 55 partitions across (I believe) 6 hard drives.
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    One question comes to mind: Why?

    What possible good would that do? Even for learning purposes, it's a total wast of the machine. If you have one computer with over 30 OSses, it would take a month to use each OS for one day. How many of you have ever learned a OS within one day?

    Furthermore, by installing dozens of OSses you don't need, your disks get cramped with stuff you never use, rendering the machine useless.
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    However, if say you're using the computer as a teaching tool at a school computer lab, you could show that there is more then just Windows available. My 2 cents there.
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    I can see the obvious drawbacks, but still, as far as novelty goes, I think is pretty impressive to have that many operating systems on a computer. I'd gladly settle to just have a dual boot with windows and linux, but I haven't even gotten that to work yet. Can you imagine the problems if a piece of hardware such as a graphics card goes bad, how long it would take to change the settings on all those OS's?
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    geez, thats alot of operating systems. I didn't even know that so many even existed, unless you were to include all the different distributions of Linux

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