- 21 months ago
I use both Windows 7 and Linux (mostly, Ubuntu). I want to start using Windows 10 - long story, why.... and no, it's not cuz I like it. :) I use Ubuntu as the linux distribution just because it has the most info/how to instructions for tasks - plus, I am familiar with it. No other reason. I suspect Arch Linux and maybe Fedora is better, how knows.
Anyway, here's the question. I am looking at two options with a new build (builds?). One, is to just build one computer - easier, cheaper - and I would install the two operating systems on separate SSDs. This is still, technically, dual-booting, but on two SSDs. No, my question isn't 'how do I do that?' There's a lot of hits when you search that. I'll figure it out if I go that route.
My question is, what about TWO BUILDS? That is REALLY expensive but I think it is the logically best solution. But, I don't know if I can afford that. :) But, I need to be talked into using just ONE COMPUTER. :)
But, the 2 computer solution makes a lot of sense - I like the idea of having both Windows and Ubuntu there - at all times, when I need. I guess SSDs help in that they are faster than HDDs now so I wouldn't have to wait as long for the other OS to start up. But, it requires shutting everything down and stopping what you're doing in that OS. What if you just have to do some minor task in the OS? - what a pain.:)
Yes, I know about Wine and VirtualBox/VMWare/VMs but I think they open another can of worms. You have to worry about running into compatibility issues, having enough resources if you use the VM and possibly, speed or hangups - in which, something is not working for some reason. Although, yes, that is an option, anyway. If I go with just one machine, I might try that.
Is there some idea in which I should use two computers? Do you use one computer to run Linux and Windows 10 - and find it fine? I am hoping for encouragement to use just one computer, I guess. :) I suppose the best argument to just use one is that I can invest for the 'best' parts if just financing one machine? Right?
Thanks for reading and offering any advice/ideas.