Guidance Help in Building Dual Boot System
Posted on 2014-04-22
I am looking for advice at the moment rather than help/support.
I am interested in assembling a high performance system using an Asus motherboard with the following features:
1) I want to be able to dual boot into either Ubuntu Desktop Linux or Windows 7.
2) For speed considerations, I wish to consider the use of a SSD drive as the system drive for both O/S.
So, the questions are, do I install Windows 7 first, and only partition a part of the SSD under the Windows 7 installer? Or, do I install Ubuntu first? If I install Ubuntu first, are there options to leave a partition vacant for the Windows 7 installer?
My idea is to get off the Windows 7 system as much as I possibly can. I feel it may be better to use Linux as much as possible for the things that it does just as well as Windows, like Web browsing, email, etc. And, only use the Windows 7 system for the less often times I need it for applications I use such as Vegas Pro video editing and the other associated apps in a video edit suite.
I have a high performance Dell T7500 workstation running Xeon quad core processor with 12 GB of memory for the distinct purpose of a video editing suite. Now, this system has "bogged" down with all sorts of "mysterious" behaviors that are immune to the virus scanner, malware tools and "crap cleaners" that I know about. It matters not what one does to keep a Windows system "tuned up". Eventually, they slow down, and the only option to correct it is to reinstall from scratch. Reinstalling is a HUGE hassle. Microsoft has never done much to prevent this from happening. Their diagnostic tools and help are mostly worthless. Of course Linux is not immune from everything (just most of it).
Any suggestions, advice or comments are greatly appreciated.