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    Dual Boot or Not?


    My question is would you reccomend dual booting ubuntu and Windows Xp or just using wine? Is Wine good enough?

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    Hi, I have run dual booting systems for several years with different configurations and the conclusion I came to was you can do it, and if your not in the habit of changing things all the time it can be quite reliable. But I would not recommend it.
    I have one PC with Windows and another with Linux Fedora 8.
    Its usually windows that causes the problems.

    As regards Wine I only used it for a short while a couple of years ago and I know it has moved on, but from what I remember it depends on what programs you want to run and what hardware it is running on - CPU, memory, hard drive, from the aspect of speed.
    I found it either did not run what I wanted or was slow.
    I did not pursue that course as I had another PC I could just have Windows on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulthom12345 View Post
    My question is would you reccomend dual booting ubuntu and Windows Xp or just using wine? Is Wine good enough?
    I dual (or multi) boot. I would not intentionally kill off a working version of Windows unless you get really short of disk space. I never use Windows on the net but it does come in handy every now any then for driving an old scanner I have etc. Wine is good but you are running Windows applications in a Linux environment which usually but does not always work.

    I'd recommend a dual boot until you are convinced you don't need Windows at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulthom12345 View Post
    My question is would you reccomend dual booting ubuntu and Windows Xp or just using wine? Is Wine good enough?
    I always recommend dual-booting. And no, Wine is not good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulthom12345 View Post
    My question is would you reccomend dual booting ubuntu and Windows Xp or just using wine? Is Wine good enough?
    I personally recommend dual-booting if you must run Windows applications, and not bothering at all with WINE. Just my opinion, though.
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