Need Opinion on Duel Boot POP!_OS and Win10

I love POP!_OS but it doesn’t have some software that I use, but Windows does. My question is it better to duel boot POP!_OS and Win10 or run Win10 in QEMU-KVM?


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It depends. Depending on the rig you have, the software’s requirements and the DRM limitations, you might need to dual boot.

If your current setup allows you to run a Windows VM, I’d say to install virt-manager and set up the VM. If your software isn’t running inside a VM, or if you are doing audio work (which tends to not work, unless you pass it a USB audio output), or things that require GPU acceleration, then dual boot. I can go more in-depth, but I don’t want to make this too long.

Thank you so much for your response. I know my system can run VMs but still not sure about Ureal Engine. I think you’re right about needing to dual boot. But I had to ask before reloading both systems. :slight_smile:


You might require to dual boot for something like unreal engine, just because the virtio gpu cannot really handle the gpu acceleration, unless you passthrough a physical GPU to the VM.

I kinda thought so… I am new with Linux so I had to ask. :slight_smile: