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    Thanks all.

    I have 100gb left in the SSD and 1GTB in the hard drive. I;'l put Linux on the HD.

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    I became a committed Unix fan in 1980. Some people worship the Christ, some Allah. Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie are my Gods. Beginning in the 1990's I ran Windows/Linux as a dual boot for over a decade and never had trouble with the booting. (Except for the inconvenience of switching from one system to the other.)

    Ubuntu made me retch; and later I abandoned Fedora. It seemed that they were trying to adopt all the worst features of Windows, but none of the best. What finally made it intolerable on my Toshiba laptop is that Linux did not know how to slow down the CPU when it was idle. (Was Fedora getting a kickback from Toshiba for laptops that burned-out prematurely?) I've coded an instruction back in the day, and probably could have done this myself ... but Toshiba's on-line documentation was Zero. The Linux Users forum was the most pretentious bunch of dweebs I've ever come across!

    Now I run Cygwin under Windows. Cygwin's emulation of Unix/Linux is plenty good enough for my needs.

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    There are a few ways to mix Windows and Linux:

    - Dual boot
    - Virtual machine(s)
    - WSL
    - Cygwin
    - Wine

    All of these are useful depending on requirements.

    I'm also half-heartedly trying to set up a MacOS VM on a linux host. No luck yet, though.
    In the past I've created a Hackintosh, and another time I managed to get a MacOS VM to boot once using sosumi, but finding a clean, easily reproducible setup has eluded me so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfield View Post
    There are a few ways to mix Windows and Linux:

    - Dual boot
    - Virtual machine(s)
    - WSL
    - Cygwin
    - Wine

    All of these are useful depending on requirements.

    I'm also half-heartedly trying to set up a MacOS VM on a linux host. No luck yet, though.
    In the past I've created a Hackintosh, and another time I managed to get a MacOS VM to boot once using sosumi, but finding a clean, easily reproducible setup has eluded me so far.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swammerdami View Post
    I became a committed Unix fan in 1980. Some people worship the Christ, some Allah. Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie are my Gods. Beginning in the 1990's I ran Windows/Linux as a dual boot for over a decade and never had trouble with the booting. (Except for the inconvenience of switching from one system to the other.)

    Ubuntu made me retch; and later I abandoned Fedora. It seemed that they were trying to adopt all the worst features of Windows, but none of the best. What finally made it intolerable on my Toshiba laptop is that Linux did not know how to slow down the CPU when it was idle. (Was Fedora getting a kickback from Toshiba for laptops that burned-out prematurely?) I've coded an instruction back in the day, and probably could have done this myself ... but Toshiba's on-line documentation was Zero. The Linux Users forum was the most pretentious bunch of dweebs I've ever come across!

    Now I run Cygwin under Windows. Cygwin's emulation of Unix/Linux is plenty good enough for my needs.
    You must have abandoned linux long time ago. It's been pretty good the last 10 years or so.

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    It is my humble opinion all operating systems are evil. Windows, Linux, MacOS, BSD, DOS, all of it. Even worse are the desktop environments, and browsers.

    I keep trying to work up enthusiasm for installing a new system, but in the end, I just poop out.
    Cheerful Charlie

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