While you are dodging calendar alerts and celebrating DSV-delimited
files (congratulations on your retirement, Doug!), I'd appreciate any
insights on the following (with sincere thanks to those who have
already weighed in):
Goal: Identify a system that allows me to run Linux and XP.
-My research computational work and half of teaching prep (MATLAB)
will be done in Linux.
-My other teaching prep requires Windows (Visual Studio.NET).
-Dual-boot seems a better use of resources, but implies not being able
to work in both environments at the same time.
-My experience with virtual machines is ancient (echo off wisecracks)
- I remember it being a memory hog and slow.
Would anyone like to weigh in on dual-boot vs. single OS + virtual,
and if the latter, which OS is the host platform and which product for
the virtual environment?
Thanks in advance,