Windows And Unix, Dual Boot

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Windows And Unix, Dual Boot

I must find a way to use unix in my PC. I have a Dell Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.2GHz, 1Gb RAM.It came with windows xp but in order to get some software running I have to be able to work on unix! Is it posible to set up a unix and Windows dual boot configuration? I was sure it was posible but the IT people at work told me that it is imposible and I will have to buy a new machine with 2 processors etc. Is that true?
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Of course it's possible to dual-boot windows and one of the x86 based unix packages.

Here's the first link that popped up on how to do this:

Good luck.

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Octave --- My octuple boot laptop

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> Mainboard : Dell Computer Corporation Inspiron 8200
> Chipset : Intel i845MP
> Processor : Intel Pentium 4-M @ 2400 MHz
> Physical Memory : 1024 MB (2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )
> Video Card : ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon 9000
> Hard Disk : ST910021A (100 GB)
> Hard Disk : ST9120821A (120 GB)
> Network Card : 3COM Corp, Networking Division 3C905C-TX Fast Etherlink for PC Management NIC
> Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professionnal 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
> DirectX : Version 9.0c (March 2006)

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