I need some advice. I've recently become wary about using one computer for everything I do, from a security perspective. I have antimalware installed, but I also download and run a lot of stuff I find on the internet.
So, I was considering setting up a dual-boot or getting a second PC, and organising them like this:
Windows install for Games/Media/Downloads and other things that don't require much security.
Ubuntu install for Work/Web/Photos/Personal use and for secure files. Possibly encrypted.
As a web programmer I am familiar with Linux, but mostly just as a server. I've never really used it as a desktop replacement for Windows. But, I am keen to give it a try.
I was hoping for some advice and feedback on this idea? In particular:
- Is it fundametally flawed and pointless? Am I just naively assuming that linux is "more secure" than windows?
- Is there any software that could assist me in proceeding with this. (I've dual booted before but I can't remember how and I don't know the best way.)
- Any particular *nix distro that would suit me more than Ubuntu? (as a programmer)
Note I have read these threads and find them interesting, but I was wanting some more specific feedback: security concerns in dual-boot Linux, Windows system? , How is Linux not prone to viruses, malware and those kinds of things? , Virtualization. For your girlfriend