Here are the facts and my use cases.
- Hard Drive has a 1TB (terabytes) capacity.
On Windows, I will use the computer for:
Developing Software. I will need to have installed Mercurial, Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008 Express.
Gaming. I will install Steam and with it my games.
On Linux, I will use the computer for:
Developing Rails 3 applications.
General usage and viewing of media (music, videos, movies, etc).
I'm thinking I would first install Windows 7 and set my Drive C to about 40GB.
But how should I partition the rest of it? I'm afraid that if I tell Ubuntu to "use the rest of the disk" I won't be able to view the contents of the "linuxy" partitions. I think they use EXT right? Can windows view files in EXT4?