Ha! I completely forgot I left that comment – practically saying the same thing except for the Ubuntu end of things.
I’m currently dual-booting. I haven’t quite finalised my setup but the core split is:
* Ubuntu: Work
* Windows: Music production and photo processing
The plan is that a single CrashPlan account, active on the Linux install, will backup everything in both Linux and Windows. Windows will be left unencrypted as it’s only personal stuff on there, but Linux home partition (containing work stuff) will be fully encrypted.
Yes, it’s a bit more work maintaining two installs, but it will allow me to run an uber minimal Windows install to ensure few background procs interfering with music production performance.