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    linux - windows or windows- linux

    Sometime in the not so distance future I'm going to get a laptop.
    For a while I thought about a mac book but the more I thought about it the more it didn't make sense

    So I'm going to buy a decent windows based laptop. I also want to run ubuntu actually that is what I primarily want to run on it.

    I'm not sure the best way to go about it. My options.

    1. leave as is and run linux in a vm
    2. Format install linux run windows in a vm
    3. other idea(s)

    I'm tying my hand at video/multimedia editing so performance would be key.

    any thoughts or ideas appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Re: linux - windows or windows- linux

    Create a linux partition, and install Linux on that. Use GRUB to dual boot between windows and Linux.

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    Re: linux - windows or windows- linux

    Quote Originally Posted by justin whitaker View Post
    Create a linux partition, and install Linux on that. Use GRUB to dual boot between windows and Linux.
    I would purchase a laptop that already has Ubuntu installed, say a Dell, and then add VMware server, it's free, and then install Windows. If this is not a "go" then create a partition on the new laptop and install WinXP for dual boot.

    So many folks have so much trouble with wireless, with sound on laptops and Linux, Ubuntu, I'd avoid the issues with a Dell or similar laptop: no issues.

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    Re: linux - windows or windows- linux

    Try searching for "yourlaptopofchoice + linux" in google and you'll see whether people have any problems with it.

    A dual boot scenario is the best option in my opinion.

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    Re: linux - windows or windows- linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Cifra View Post
    Try searching for "yourlaptopofchoice + linux" in google and you'll see whether people have any problems with it.

    A dual boot scenario is the best option in my opinion.
    True, if you are having to use 3D acceleration in any way.
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    Re: linux - windows or windows- linux

    I'd prefer not to dual boot as that is what I do now on my desktop. I only use windows for quicken on here though. I'd like to have something where I have both at my fingertips. I have looked at those dells but I can get something with more kick for less $$ then a dell. I was looking at some nice lenovo's under 1K with 2GB ram. I'm not planning on major stuff just converting old family movies to digital then perhaps to dvd and if I get through that I might try real editing. Thanks for the feedback.

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