I've been contemplating on buying a Macbook Pro, but what I want to try and do is to have Linux, Windows and Mac (Primary) running on the Macbook. I feel this is a good idea for me, as I'm in my first year of Computer Science in Uni, so I would like to get a serious feel for Linux and Mac, as I've been using mostly just Windows up until now. As well as the fact, I can carry the Macbook about and so forth.
I'm a bit of a newbie still when it comes to Macs, but shouldn't be a problem picking up on things. I have just been looking at different ways to install all three Operating systems, some use Virtual Machine, whilst others opt for partitioning the hard drive.
I basically want to know which method would be most fluid for me, as well as what precautions I should take should anything go wrong. I need to have it running smoothly, especially since a lot of important work will be on it.