I can't believe I dual-booted for so long, and paid for VMWare. My new machine arrived a few weeks ago, the first time I've had a Windows-based host in many years. And I might be crazy but I actually love Win7. I also prefer developing under Linux. So instead of mucking about repartitioning my drive and setting up a flaky dual-boot, I just threw Kubuntu on a VBox.
Since I have a hex-core with 10 gigs of RAM, I can easily dedicate 2 CPUs and 2 GB just for Kubuntu without the rest of the system even feeling it. Did I mention branchable checkpointing? Hey, wanna fool with Debian today? No problem, I'll have it installed in 30 minutes. If I don't like it, I just chuck it without fooling around.
Now I need to find my old BeOS images and fire them up.