So after having to do my second hard reset of my laptop due to windows 10 crashing in the past 4 months, I'm considering moving to a linux based OS. After exploring some of the options, I've found some nice options, as well as a few ideas.
I stumbled across Ubuntu Mate, a light OS that seems great, especially as my research relies primarily on MATLAB. I am excited by the thought that this could help improve computation time on my analyses. This OS also seems great just for casual use, but lacks the functionality of other OSs.
I have also found Arch Linux, which appears to be completely customizable and would be particularly nice as a primary OS, because of the added functionality. However, this would use more resources than Ubuntu Mate.
So what I am thinking is that I could dual boot these two OS and use Ubuntu Mate as a work OS, where I keep all of my data, work files, and MATLAB, and I could use Arch Linux as a primary OS for all other uses.
Being new to all of this, my question is does this seem realistic? Would there be any big issues with this that I may not be thinking about? Would the performance difference be worth it to do this?
I will likely start with Arch Linux, once my computer resets, and test out MATLAB and see the performance. Then compare it to Ubuntu Mate, to see for myself. Regardless, I thought it would be fooled to get input from more experienced uses.
Thanks.submitted by /u/Graceful_Kai
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