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    Re: Ubuntu or Windows 8

    If you have enough drive space, installing a dual boot system is no more trouble than overwriting the windows system. And, again, IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH DRIVE SPACE, there is NO downside. You may derive no benefit from it, but it can not hurt. You don't HAVE to use it. It's not going to magically attract malware while it is sitting inert on the drive. You will not get more bragging rights by ditching it. It won't even control the boot process anymore. It leaves you an option you may never use. So what? Think of it as a long shot bet that costs nothing to cover. But if you need the space, that's a different matter. In that case, back it up and ditch it. That is if you need the space NOW. If you are just thinking you might need the space at some future time, that's irrelevant. When that happens, just reformat the Windows partition. Also, there is much to be said for having 2 or more bootable systems on a machine, regardless of what kind of systems they are. If you bork one you might can fix it from the other.

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    Re: Ubuntu or Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by DuckHook View Post
    Aside from eating up a few GB of disk space, it does not hurt and can only help to keep it kicking around. The only drawback to W8 is that an OEM install is almost impossible to convert into a VM, so W8 must either be kept as a dual boot or Ubuntu must actually be run as the VM inside the W8 host.
    Op just said it is an old computer and his uncle installed W8, so in particular the uncle would have a disk.

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    Re: Ubuntu or Windows 8

    I would dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, giving you the best of both worlds. You can always resize partitions in Ubuntu's install wizard
    There are 10 types of people in this world: Those who understand Binary and those who don't.

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    Re: Ubuntu or Windows 8

    I would dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, giving you the best of both worlds. You can always resize partitions in Ubuntu's installation wizard
    There are 10 types of people in this world: Those who understand Binary and those who don't.

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