A little while ago, I started getting Blue Screens of Death on a very regular basis. No, I have no idea what’s causing it. I’m loath to take it into the shop now, with Windows Vista coming up in a few short months – but there’s another consideration I have: Linux on the second hard drive.
Having noticed Windows Vista RC2 just now available, I’m wondering if installs of Vista allow for people to still run their machines as dual-boot between Linux (in my case, Kanotix) and Windows. If Vista horks the dual-boot, but I can re-install Kanotix and dual-boot from then on, that’s okay. I’m just wondering what the test results are. That will help me determine whether I upgrade to Vista final when it’s out, wait a little while for the boot loader to adapt, or wait for something else to happen.
Also, for anyone who tried an upgrade to Vista from XP and already had Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition installed, I’d like to know how the upgrade went; I use VC2005 for my compiler on Windows XP, and would like to know how that affected using the compiler.
Please no “Linux is the way to go, wipe out Windows” statements or anything like that. I don’t need religious puritanism in tech; I develop code for Mozilla-based applications, and having multiple operating systems at my disposal, including Windows and Linux, is essential. For those of you who say I should be on Fedora Core or some RPM-based distro instead of Kanotix’s Debian approach, I’m already considering buying a laptop with Fedora Core 6 on it when that becomes available (FC5 wouldn’t install on my desktop), so don’t try that either. 🙂