First, I would like to have Linux on my resume...
Second, I have a mac now. I don't have a PC now to install linux on.
I don't want to have multiple machines because:
a) headache of maintaining multiple computers.
b) gets to be expensive. two memory chips, two hard drives, two monitors, etc..
even with a KVM. HW duplication.
c) maintaining the user data consistency between machines and OSes.
d) no more money..
e) saving money for the next major computer upgrade.
f) I don't have space in my room.
g) one computer is enough for me to worry for now.
h) why not use the mac for some linux stuff??
yes, there are good and bad reasons to own multiple machines.
a) in case one machine fails or lost or stolen, you got another.
b) multitask between machines.
c) each machine can be dedicated to one or two purposes.
d) one machine does not affect the other(s).
e) both machines become obsolete together however.
There are pros and cons to both ways.
Third, x86 emulators ( Virtual PC, bochs ) on Macintosh is too Damn slow
especially for iBook G4 ..
Fourth , I got plenty of disk space on my external Lacie firewire hard drive...
Plenty enough for a Linux distro or two.