I’ve tried giving Linux a chance a few different times, and usually get frustrated and stop. I think of it as a ‘me problem’ and don’t really have anything against Linux, I just have my habits and it’s hard to change them.
For a while now, I’ve been trying to figure out a workable ‘dual boot’-like situation that didn’t require rebooting my computer. I know Virtualization is a good option and the overhead is generally quite low.
I know my laptop has Nvidia Optimus, it’s a MSI GS63VR with an i7-6700HQ and a GTX 1060 (6GB). I feel like, on paper, Optimus should be an excellent trick for avoiding the annoying Code 43 error Nvidia gives when it thinks you’re trying to virtualize a consumer-grade card.
As a noob, I don’t have any preference towards Arch or Debian, but the description in Debian makes it sound like it might work a little better there?
Assuming Optimus works on my laptop (haven’t double-checked that, but I believe last time I investigated it had the green light), would I be able to virtualize Windows 10 and run apps or games I can’t get to work in Linux using my dGPU? (I use Premiere Pro for school and work, and that’s a major concern–not opposed to learning another suite but it’s just an issue of workflow and comfort that’s hard to get around.) I’m taking for granted this “should” have near-native performance.
If I’m (supposed to be) able to do all that, can you kind folks help me put together a list of guides/tutorials I should follow to get this kind of setup up and running?
How much of that should I be able to test/verify before needing to actually install Linux onto my system’s internal SSD?
Also, random question, but how easy is it to get something like Wallpaper Engine in Linux? To have a rendered and responsive/pseudo-interactive background on the desktop.