Two is better than one !
My mission is to make Linux "more enjoyable for more people" (MEMP). Here is a simple and effective way to get more out of your Linux box:
This article introduces the concept of twin-boot (as opposed to dual boot). Twin-boot involves two (or more) Linux distros on the same machine, and two hard disk drives (optional but highly recommended). The distros are cleverly installed, so as to make the best use of the available hardware redundancy. You can do more, and do it faster, with this kind of an arrangement.
Try this, and let me know.