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Old 07-16-2009, 02:11 AM   #31
Wim Sturkenboom
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Originally Posted by pmacdonald View Post
Wim - Why would I make windows only 30GB...did you not read that I had 170GB filled up already. And just about ALL of that is in my program files for games and other programs...THEY DONT RUN UNDER LINUX...

My documents only has around 15GB right now. Why would I put a large amount of space if I'm not going to use it. That doesn't make any sense at all.
When you where referring to large files, I assumed (incorrectly) that those were data files and that you were doing something like video editing. I think the biggest thing I've ever installed with openoffice (around 120MB if I'm not mistaken) so it's difficult for me to visualize 170GB OS and program files.

Consider that comment as non-written.
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Except for possibly VMWare there is a reason to multi-boot rather than using a virtual machine. Virtual machine programs usually provide only one virtual CPU core with no hyper threading. That can severely limit the performance of an OS running in a virtual machine. The other reason is for developing or testing software that works with the real hardware but not the virtual hardware.

Another reason to multi-boot is that games often require 3D acceleration and that is not supported (for Windows) running in a virtual machine. Running Windows on top of Linux does not work well for playing some games.

When an OS has a problem and fails to boot then a second OS in a virtual machine isn't much use. Being able to multi-boot provides a second OS to use immediately when one of the other operating systems doesn't boot.

As much as I like Linux it isn't a replacement for Windows. Nor is Windows a replacement for Linux. I tend to favor flexibility so I use both multi-booting and virtual machines depending on what works best in any particular situation.


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