It’s Time to Stop Dual-Booting Linux and Windows

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Robert Lewis

Jul 28, 2022, 10:35:51 AMJul 28
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Rick Moen

Jul 28, 2022, 2:51:59 PMJul 28
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Quoting Robert Lewis (


With rare exceptions, multibooting has _always_ been a bad idea, and ever
since virtual machine technology became routine more than 20 years ago,
it's been much smarter to move your legacy proprietary OS into a VM,
running underneath native Linux. (There were alternative ways, before

Doing that requires a bit of planning and understanding of one's system,
which is one reason why dumber and less satisfactory solutions predominate.

Elliot Dembner

Jul 28, 2022, 4:31:24 PMJul 28
Should I be concerned at this time?

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Frank Turner

Jul 28, 2022, 10:25:11 PMJul 28

No problem, but as Rick Moen pointed out it is now easier to run the less used OS as a guest of the main OS. For Win11 this eliminates the hassles with secure boot, fast boot, tpm validation, and bit locker encryption. Here are Win10 and WinXP running at the same time as guests of a Mac OS host using VirtualBox. Any combination of Mac, Windows, Linux can run as hosts or guests using a virtualization program. Each OS will consume its required amount of RAM and storage space so plan accordingly.


Paul Neuman

Jul 28, 2022, 11:48:23 PMJul 28
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What happened to having a boot/OS removable drive with a separate data drive.  For me no matter how many resources I allocate to a virtual machine, it drags...and slows the host OS too...

Just me two pennies worth!

Kind Regards,

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