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I'm debating installing Ubuntu alongside W7 on my laptop so I can familiarize myself with that OS. I'd like to try Ubuntu first, and play a bit with the UI. I burned a Ubuntu live CD so that I can boot from CD and try that OS without actually installing it and without making any permanent changes to my current config, but I wanted to ask if there are any potential issues?

Any way booting to Ubuntu using the CD might somehow harm my current system/OS, or can I go right back to business as usual without any changes once I remove the CD?

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"If you are a beginner, LiLi will let you try Linux for the first time, keeping Windows clean of any modifications." – Aki Oct 17 '12 at 13:52
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Booting from the Ubuntu Live CD is completely harmless. Yes, you can go right back to your current system/OS after you remove the CD.

Just make sure that you select "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer" in the boot up screen and that you don't click on the "Install" icon on the desktop.

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Perfect. Thanks! – Mike C Oct 17 '12 at 13:58

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