I have a fresh install of a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. They live in separate partitions of the hard drive, invisible (unmounted...) to eachother, but have a common data partition which they can both reach.
Now, I want to be able to use LaTeX regardless of which OS I've booted. I've previoulsy used MiKTeX and TeXWorks on Windows, and been pretty satisfied with it, but I'm new to LaTeX on Ubuntu, so I have no prejudice on editors etc for this half. What I liked most about TeXWorks was the ability to compile the document without leaving the program, and the split view (source code on one half of the screen, output from latest compile run on the other), so if that's available in an Ubuntu IDE that's a plus.
The most important thing is that they share a package repository. In MiKTeX, packages I hadn't used before were automatically downloaded from CTAN when used the first time, which made things a lot simpler. I also had my own little collection of packages, in a separate root folder. Any setup that doesn't share all packages between the two operative systems, makes my life harder than it has to be =)
How do I best set up this? On which OS should I install what, and how? Does the installation order matter?
Any tips are welcome!