Diversifying your financial portfolio has always been a good thing, but what about your developmental portfolio? Most people tend to have a certain preference when it comes to SSD Windows VPS and Linux VPS, but diversifying your projects and using both of them is actually one of the better ideas you could come up with. One of the main reasons people diversify their projects is because putting all of their eggs in one basket isn’t the most ideal situation the be in, especially when you’re a developer and you rely on your VPS’s and hosting servers to store all of your data. It’s all dependent on the projects you’re going to be handling, because there are many different things you can go about developing with these operating systems. Most people will tell you that Linux is ideal for video game developing and such, while most others use Windows when it comes to web development and anything else along the lines of that. It’s usually based off of preference, but in some cases there is a clear cut winner when it comes to which operating system to choose.
There are many different ways you can go about incorporating both operating systems into your endeavors, but dual-booting computers is the most ideal way to go about doing it. Dual-booting is essentially putting the operating system on the computer (usually through Ubuntu on a disk or something like that) alongside the already active Windows, and then when you start up your computer you should have two different options. The information is a bit rusty in my head, but I remember using the “F” keys (as in F5 or F11) at boot to load up Ubuntu instead of Windows. It was rather easy and it really helped out during the long run, so that’s another neat thing to take into consideration. Even if you’re a firm believer of only using one operating system you should consider incorporating two, you never know how useful it will all be in the end.
Linux and Windows have different benefits associated with them as well, and as a result this means that there’s going to be different positive traits to every single thing each operating system does (although they won’t be the same as one another). Windows is fantastic when it comes to developing websites with tons of media in them like images or music, and Linux is one of those operating systems that gaming developers all over the world prefer. To each his own, but if a gaming developer is interested in web development they’d be better off working with Windows as opposed to Linux, and if it were the other way around it would still be the same case. Don’t hesitate when it comes to testing out new things, especially if you’re in the developmental field. New things usually bring new benefits and other traits alongside with them, so try something new every now and then (you never know how much it’ll improve your life until you try it).