Another question for you. On my laptop I am currently running XP and Ubuntu with a FAT32 'storage' drive. The partitions are as such:
10GB XP Drive
10GB Ubuntu Drive
I plan on getting a bigger HD (250 or 320) and doing something like this:
25GB XP (NTFS)
15GB Ubuntu (whatever their partition is)
25GB Windows 7 (NTFS or similar)
The rest storage. (Fat32)
Will this many partitions inhibit performance? The laptop is fairly dated (Toshiba M55-S325, purchased in 2005-6) but performs well since my 1GB memory upgrade and I think could handle a 32bit 7. Would I be losing a lot of quality by having XP and 7? Should I just drop XP?
I don't use my computer for much more than internet and resume writing, but I do like having my SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and ProE available.
An aside... I was planning on installing them this way: 7, XP, Ubuntu. Will I run into any troubles with XP and 7 on the same box?