When starting-out with Linux, I suggest that you find an older computer that you can dedicate
to it. I frankly despise "dual booting."
As you're getting your feet wet with Linux, you will
have plenty of situations where you
and then you're
and then you have to
to find the answer ... which means that "having two computers side-by-side" is a huge
help. Even if one of them is running (yee-uck!)