Dual boot

Don’t decide between Windows and Linux.

Do dual boot.

There’s no reason to choose one operating system. If you have some reason to be using Linux (e.g. just for fun, for some software development projects, etc) install your Linux distribution of choice, partition your drive and install Windows too.

Tips: Install Windows first then use Grub (which will come with any new Linux distro) to manage your boots. Use PartitionMagic to split your system drive into at least an 8GB primary partition for Windows and at least the same size for Linux. You’re going to end up installing programs and that will eat up space pretty quickly. Don’t ever partition your drives to the minimum required for the operating system. Since I install very large programs like Photoshop and Visual Studio I always leave myself 15GB or more for Windows and 10GB or more for Linux.