I'm currently dual booting Linux and Windows 7 because while I prefer the development tools on Linux, a whole lot of games are Windows-only. At the moment booting into Windows takes about 1 minute and 15 seconds, while booting into Linux takes about 45 seconds. This is usually annoying to wait for. Therefore, I'm thinking of getting an SSD to improve my boot times. I have mainly two questions:
- What kind of boot time improvement is possible with, say, a $300 120GB drive?
- How much space should a clean install of Windows, together with a clean install of Ubuntu, take up?