Red-Alert? What's that? Anyway, alot of people have different reasons to dual boot, it's no shame/problem. If the reasons are justifiable to you, then who cares? Also, if it's that big of a hassle for you to dual boot, then it might worth your time to look into alternatives, or emulators. VMWare might be able to run all those programs in it's virtual win environment..
I still dual boot, and the only reason: P2P. I can't find a P2P on linux that compares to the Grokster/Kazaa/Morpheus clients. Gnutella does a decent job, and I do share everything when I am booted into linux on the gnutella network via Limewire, but it just doesn't seem to have the amount of files, or the speed that the winbloze clients do. And no, it's not just because Limey sucks, it's the same for me with all the gnutella clients, gtk-gnutella et al.
Anyway, once you get the fonts fixed, you are one step closer. From there to find alternatives (that support your backed up files as well) head over to www.freshmeat.net
and search for some. The worst thing that'll happen is you won't find a decent one and will continue in your current situation. No loss there.