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Windows and Mac OS X don't always get along so well when they're required to co-exist on the same drive, but that doesn't mean they can't. Hackintosh master tonymacx86 outlines the best practices for setting up a dual-boot environment on your hackintosh in this charming video. You'll get all the information in the video above, but here's an outline of the steps you should take for reference.


Dear Lifehacker, I’m a student using a MacBook Pro for uni on which I’ve got Mac OS X & Windows 7 dual booted. I’m constantly switching between the two depending on what I need to do (though Windows is my preferred OS). Recently I’ve noticed that the battery lasts longer on the OS X side than it does on the Windows 7 side, even when only browsing the internet. Why is this? Does this mean that OS X is more energy efficient (& hence environmentally friendly) than Windows?


Linux/Windows: Based on GRUB but many shades beyond it in the looks department, Burg is a quick install for Linux users that lets anyone theme their multi-OS selection screen, or customise their own theme. It's becoming install-ready on Windows and Mac too.


Popular Linux distributions like Ubuntu are great, but they don't always provide the power and customisability you're looking for after you've gotten comfortable with Linux. That's where Arch Linux comes in, helping you create a personal, killer Linux distro.