I have a rhel6 machine in my office. I wanted to install windows 7 on that. My idea was to install a dual booting, however my system admin seems uncomfortable with that. He asked me to install a virtual box kind of software, on which he will install windows 7. I need to access my files from both windows and rhel6. In this scenario,I have two questions :
In terms of system performance, is dual booting a better option than virtual box kind of softwares to host two operating systems on a system? (If that is the case, I will plead with my system admin a little more)
If I go with virtual box softwares, which one will be best for rhel6?
My hardware specs are: i7 2 Ghz, 8 gb ram, 320 gb hard disk.