I am planning on getting an extra hard drive for my Windows tower, and am thinking about trying out Linux again as a dual-boot.
However, I can't really think of any pros to this, only cons:
- More complicated to switch OSes. (Edit: because I have to shut down every time!)
- Less storage space. (Edit: because the Linux partition will take up space)
- I can already run Unix programs on Windows via Cygwin.
- I have to store data on FAT32 instead of NTFS. (Edit: FAT32 is the only platform supported enough by Windows and Linux, yet is less reliable then NTFS.)
Is there any practical reason to do this, or should I just format the hard drive as 100% non-bootable NTFS for storage?
Now a community wiki.