Apologies for the long title.
I purchased a new Gigabyte laptop and as these things do now, it has a pre-installed windows 10 OS which I was hoping to avoid. The OS also is not a complete licenced copy, so If I lost it I am not totally sure I could recover it.
This is important because I was tempted to finally dump Windows as I find windows 10 increasingly irritating as I am increasingly using PCs for more semi-professional activities such as setting up for full stack web development tasks.
A) Just put up with it, customise Win 10 to hopefully be more passive and do the tasks I need to within Centos 7 within VirtualBox (which is how my PC is set up).
B) Write over the hard drive and have Centos 7 with a virtualbox running Windows.
I wanted to hold onto the Windows 10 install though…it’s backup size is reported at 29GB. This is on a new OS that I have done sfa with yet. I would have to buy a backup hd or blow my internet quota to back it up…which would work out the same as just buying a copy of Windows 10.