i voted windows xp only and osx only, but i only have one mini 9
i'm a windows power-user and i wanted to try out the osx as a hobby os to play around with, so what i did was to purchase a separate (16gb supertalent) ssd
to run the osx on exclusively. this also served as a proof of concept for me that i can restore my windows xp (stec) ssd
backup/image to a separate (supertalent) ssd
. i used bartpe (usb) with driveimage xml plugin to backup and restore. it worked, but because of the dell utilities partition sitting on partition 1 of the stec, i had to modify the boot.ini to point to the 2nd partition disk0 (supertalent) (change the attrib before modifying it).
with the windows xp restored on the supertalent, man, with no offense to people who like their supertalent, but it was super-lagging with my windows xp image on it. i would click on start, wait a second or two, then the menu would pop. it was like that with everything. i have drivegleam, and it shows a bunch of small reads and writes. dunno what that's about and why it happens on the supertalent but not the stec. bottom line, this is a backup ssd
if my stec goes bad, and it is usable, maybe i shouldn't multi-task so much on it when running xp.
now to the next project; install/wipe-out the windows xp on the supertalent and install osx on it. dvd-method of dellefi turned out to be a pleasant experience. no real problems. osx runs superfast on this supertalent drive. no lags even with many apps active!
so there you go. i run xp exclusively and i run osx exclusively on one dell mini 9. takes me about 2.5 minutes (i time myself) to switch the ssd
in a relaxed pace. i only use 1 screw on the ssd
and 1 screw on the back cover (instead of 2 for each). i hibernate xp, so i recover from my last state on xp with all the apps loaded. it loads in less than 30 seconds. i wish the hibernate feature works on osx, but i guess maybe later. i really enjoy working with the osx, and i have fusion with xp, but because of the stuff i do on xp, i don't think i'm going to be happy with fusion/xp on osx. for now, i don't mind the switching of the ssd
which is a very easy task for me to do.