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What are the advantages and disadvantages of dual-booting Vista and Ubuntu?

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I actually just took windows completely off of my laptop and only have Ubuntu on there now.

I have windows and ubuntu on the desktop and I've got to say, I hardly use Ubuntu at all on my sig rig. It all depends on how you use your computer and judging from your machine in your sig, it sure looks like a gaming machine meaning... Ubuntu wouldn't be entirely necessary, although it's fun to try and you'd learn a little about linux which is always useful.
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Advantages:

Better security
No malware or viruses
Faster machine (run Super-Pi on Linux and compare to windows)
OS is far more tweakable than M$ since it's open source
You get to learn how the granddaddy of OS's works -- Unix
Tons of free software
It's free

Disadvantages:

Gaming is lacking compared to Windows because most game makers wont code for *nix.

And, umm, well that's the only disadvantage. There are no others (unless you want to consider certain M$ DRM incompatibilities, but I haven't seen a single instance where this effects me).

P.S. Look into other distros besides Ubuntu. Ubuntu is good but far from the best, imo.
Edited by thiussat - 5/25/08 at 5:50pm
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^
He summed it up quite well.
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