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Windows Azure Workflow can't be installed on a Domain Controller (comment of Todd), "loose lot of functions (Especially User Profiles and My Sites)" and "lots of unexpected behavior in service application such as User profile, Search". (Source) Check the video how to install it on DC. ...
I think dating back to SP 2007 there have been major issues and headaches installing SP on domain controllers. This article on 2010 issues should give you an idea of the headache it causes: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2637209/en-us
As you mentioned you need a test farm to increase your expertise. Big question is what you want, just explore the more features of sharepoint or want to do some development with exploring the Enterprise features. If you just want to learn advance feature then no need of test web app, simple create another web app and create the site collection and have ...
Now you can install on windows 7/8, you decide if it's a good fit for you. Of course ABSOLUTELY COMPLETELY unsupported but IMHO it works great for a dev environment. http://www.disruptivei.com/Blogg/Inl%C3%A4gg/6/Install-SharePoint-2013-on-Windows-7-8-8-1
You can install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 8 using this tool, you decide if it's a good fit for you http://www.disruptivei.com/Blogg/Inl%C3%A4gg/6/Install-SharePoint-2013-on-Windows-7-8-8-1
For me: Recycle time (time from recycle or IISRESET until we actually get a SharePoint page). That is the biggest culprit with developing for SP 2013 for me personally. Also, the perceived experience with debugging a solution (since it tends to time-out...) would be nice. No idea how to quantify that to a metric though.
You can have both type of authentication on one WFE. Authnetication is basically for Web Application scope not the server scoped. I would Like to know how many user will access the SharePoint for both apps? When you create a web application during that process you will see the Public Url option, which is typically server name & port number( server name ...
Installation ended on the first server (the one where iso was disconnect during installation)... So everything seems ok, it just takes about 1 hour... I see posts on google where people had to wait about 8 hours...
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