I recently installed Linux Mint for the first time on an old laptop which was very slow. Linux mint has made it so much faster and it is amazing.
After using it for a while, then reading this: http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/
I decided I wanted it on my main machine (which is a desktop computer)
The only thing stopping me right now from installing it is that I play games on my computer. its not amazingly fast or anything, so I cant play any new HD games so giving up gameplay wouldnt be too bad because I can still play some games and now Steam for Linux is coming out I can start using that.
I want to install it as a dual boot right now and then maybe delete Windows in the future when Steam for Linux comes out with better gaming compatibility.
Is this possible?
If so how would I do it? I would install Mint and choose the install alongside Windows option, and I would have a dual boot... But later on how would I delete windows and ensure it's deleted correctly?
I used Linux Mint 13 MATE desktop on the laptop so I will be probably sticking with that one if it matters in this. (64 bit)
Also one last question, if I install it as a dual boot but something goes wrong, how would I completely uninstall it (keeping windows) and ensure everything was properly deleted and it was like nothing happened? I dont want to mess up anything because Im not very advanced in using or installing this stuff. (First time using Linux )