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@lerk You’ve convinced me, I should give it a shot one day. Just to confirm: the computer does need to be on before changing the OS, right? I don’t have to open it up or anything?

@aral @lerk Find a Linux "LiveCD." You can burn a disc or boot from USB stick, and LiveCD (or DVD or USB) will not change anything on your computer's internal storage. Just reboot without the live media inserted.

If we are keeping with the car analogy, it's like strapping rockets to the top so you don't have to use your own engine while you drive around.

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