On Thu, 06 Nov 2008 02:33:56 -0600, Terry Porter <linux-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Roy Schestowitz recently wrote the following on COLA :-
>"A lot of people keep dual-booting for many years until a generation of
>software 'fades' and the user conveniently goes GNU/Linux-only. I fall
>under this category as well."
>What Roy says was certainly very true in my case.
>I had installed Linux on my pc around 1995 - 1996 on a separate hard
>drive to my Windows 95 install, and I used to just turn off the PC and
>swap the IDE cable from one hard disk to the other, to switch between
I discovered back in the late 90's that dual booting invites microsoft OSs
to corrupt foreign partitions. My OS/2 install became far more stable when
I quit running windows 95.
Nowadays, if I must run a windows app, I do it in a vmware session. I don't let
it save any work so that when it corrupts it self, I can simply revert to a
snapshot. All my work is saved on the linux side via samba.