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What's so special about dual booting, windows/linux in particular? What are the advantages and disadvantages of it?
    
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windows for games/programs that will not run on wine in linx which is faster, and has less virus's n such
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Personally... I boot in Win7 only for gaming.
Everything Else I boot into slack.
If you have no interest in Linux or have no interest in having complete control over your system & its security; or have no interest in learning, then there is no advantage.
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Only reason to run windows is games and other software that can't run on Linux. Other than that, some software is cross platform and some have open source alternatives.
    
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Wow... So it is great to windows/linux dual boot. But would I have a disadvantage cause of my hard drive?
    
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Nah, when I had my laptop, I did a dual boot on a 60gb hdd. This laptop was from 10 years ago so 60gb was a lot then.

Ubuntu only takes up like 10gb for the base install.
    
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Originally Posted by TFB;11792640 
Nah, when I had my laptop, I did a dual boot on a 60gb hdd. This laptop was from 10 years ago so 60gb was a lot then.

Ubuntu only takes up like 10gb for the base install.

Great to hear.

I am having thoughts..

I play games like 60% of the time The rest I spend going here on OCN, Runescape (please don't judge me), listening to music, downloading stuff, watching movies/anime, scanning my computer with malwarebytes, defragging my drive, looking for stuff I don't need anymore so I can free up more space on my drive, and just staring at the screen wondering what to do.
    
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I hate to say this but you're probably better off sticking with windows.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TFB;11792777 
I hate to say this but you're probably better off sticking with windows.

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Originally Posted by TFB;11792777 
I hate to say this but you're probably better off sticking with windows.

*Curses in a fairly decent manner*

But would it hurt if I still tried?
    
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