When I'm learning something I tend to be very methodical. Therefore in attempting my first linux install, I assumed it would be most prudent to install a (Linux/Windows) dual boot.
But I don't really know why. Other than being able to switch back and forth between two operating systems, is there an advantage to a Linux/Windows dual boot that one cannot gain from having Linux take over the computer.
(Reasons I wondered about include:
- Ability to take advantage of hardware capabilities that Linux might not be able to address (i.e., printer access; wireless card access
- Ability to take advantage of networking capabilities that Linux might not be able to address (since Windows does recognize the network)
- Ability to somehow share files between Linux/Windows programs.)