Why do I still dual boot? (Linux/Windows) December 10, 2006Posted by NAyK in Article Watch, Discussions-Conclusions-Hopes, Linux, Working with Linux.
…in response to this post.
I was reading Jared’s post. And thought about why I wanted (felt I needed) to dual boot (With Windows and Linux). If I was to list the reasons, this would be my list.
1. Because I want to get to know Linux slowly.
2. Because I need Windows for most of my work.
3. Because Linux is not fully ready to do all my work.
4. Because I actually want to move towards Linux (ie. why don’t I stick with Windows? Because one day I don’t want to be using Windows).
I have seen that if I dual boot with Windows I invariably end up using Windows more, because for most of my work, it just is more helpful. However, I recently moved to Ubuntu with Automatix and realised that I could do 60% of my work with Ubuntu… which was a big step forward. So I’ve used it more.
Ultimately, I do want to move entirely away from Windows… but for that I really need InDesign/Photosho/Dreamweaver/Flash… apart from a few other ‘career’ related software. More power to Wine/Crossover perhaps?