DieselBob wrote:I use Linux 98% of the time and WinXP_Pro the other 2% of the time for applications I haven't been able to get to run on Wine.
Can you run those applications in Virtualbox? I run Linux Mint 15 and use VirtualBox to run WinXP for the few applications for which I have not found a Linux/open source replacement. It's a lot faster and easier than dual-booting since it runs under Linux. The only problem that you might run into is lack of memory. You have to allocate some of your memory to VB that Linux will then not have access to.
If the other 2% is running games, then keep doing what you're doing.