Learn how to use virtualization software as an alternative to setting up a multi-boot computer. Software like VirtualBox emulates the environment that would be required for running Windows, Ubuntu, and OS X. For developers who need to test software on multiple OS’s, this is a perfect, cheap and easy solution. Or, if there are just certain applications you prefer to use on Linux instead of Windows, here’s an easy way to switch between the two without partitioning.
To further improve your workspace, you can use a multiple monitor setup as if you were using three separate machines. Check out the beginner’s guide to setting up a virtual machine or the advanced step by step instructions. The system specs for crash free virtualization require a modest computer with decent amount of RAM.