I started a post: windows-7-refugee-needing-advice-sanity-check (I removed the hyperlink, too much noise)
But I was not really clear and it didn’t really ask the right question.
For this thread I will lay out what to do with my system and hopefully the community can let me know what I have missed.
Fall/Winter I will be building a new system, I am looking at:
AMD 3900x or 3950x for CPU
AMD rx5700 GPU
a M.2 SSD for Linux (boot)
a SATA SSD for Data
a SATA SSD for VMs
So in my head its c: is where Linux lives d: is where my data lives and e: is where all my VMs live.
For Linux I am looking at Mint Cinnamon but Fedora is an option. Could I duel boot between the 2 distros? Would the SSD need to be partitioned?
If I make Windows VMs, can they live on the M.2 SSD with linux or should they be on their own SSD that is NTFS? I am wanting both a Win7 and a Win10 vm to use a common data drive. Can that be done? Am I asking for trouble?
I will game at times and I know there have been many improvements to gaming on Linux lately so hopefully I will not need to do a GPU pass-through (time will tell).
If I have a “Data” drive that windows VMs need access to, do I just leave them as NTFS and let the VMs do the IO or do I have the Linux host do all the IO? Pros/cons?
If I have a NAS and have the VMs map a drive into that NAS, is the NAS at risk?
I am so use to having Malwarebytes and an Anti-Vi runing on Windows, do I need thos on Linux?
Is there a “N00b start here” wiki/post that I can read on best practices for migration to linux?