Many of the users want to run Linux for short period to get some of their tasks done. They love windows but still they need to try Linux along with their favorite OS. There are many options that they can try to run Linux on their windows pc. Here I have collected some best options for you, choose the one which suits you.
Use Virtual Machine to Run Linux:
Virtual machines means you need to install virtualization software on your windows then you can run any other OS on windows or vice versa. The one which is famous is VMware you can download here. Once you have installed VMware on your computer now search for VM image for linux (ubuntu) extract it on your computer and click Ubuntu.vmx file. Your Linux will get load inside virtual machine, enjoy Linux on your computer with windows.
Run Linux as Web App:
If you have very less work on Linux platform then to be honest this would be the easiest and simplest solution for you. Go here, fill a simple and short form and get a web app mini desktop app that will be available for two hours on your desktop. You will be able to access all standard features that are available in Linux original version. you can do your work in two hours session, and the best part is you don’t need to install anything.
Use Live CD or USB:
One other most commonly used way to run Linux is using live CD or ISO file. Download ISO image or buy a CD. You can also save it on a USB and can change your USB as bootable USB disk. To do so you can get help from here once your USB is turned into bootable disk. Insert in your computer reboot it and your computer will automatically load Linux on you computer you can use it freely, can install any software but these changes will not writteninto your disk. If your computer rode snot boot with flash then change your boot options and enjoy Linux without making any change to your windows.
Install Linux as a Software on Windows:
You can install Linux like any other software on your computer for example Adobe, office or any other application. You can uninstall whenever you want without affecting any other program on your windows. Wubi will help you out to install Linux on your windows. It is officially supported Ubuntu installer for windows users. It can install and uninstall Ubuntu in the same ways as any other windows application. It’s simple and safe. it selects and downloads the ISO to install on your computer, but if you have already download ISO image then give path in Wubi and it will install Linux as software. Now whenever you will start computer you will have two options to boot with windows or Linux choose what you want to and if you want to uninstall Linux go to control panel and remove Wubi and it’s all done.