I will be receiving a new laptop with an Intel 520 solid-state drive. I use Windows to meet the requirements of the few applications and games. Otherwise, I prefer UNIX-like environment, particularly Ubuntu Linux. Ideally, I would dual-boot the system for bare metal performance. is Ubuntu optimized out-of-the-box for modern SSDx yet? Or, am I better off (from the standpoint of performance and reliability) relegating Ubuntu to virtual machine?
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Ubuntu by default uses ext4, which has quite a few performance optimizations for SSDs. It also supports TRIM out of the box, although it has to be enabled. I dualboot between Windows 7 and Xubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with a 256GB SSD (128GB for each OS) and the Linux performance is quite good:
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