NVIDIA SHIELD Console question before buying

Does the NVIDIA SHIELD Console support duel boot for linux ?

Seems like a waste of a device if there is no option to get linux or windows or some os on it with the power it has.

If you mean NVIDIA SHIELD Console as NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, it doesn’t officially support Linux.
But there are people who figured out how to install Linux to NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV in this forum.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/shield-tv/general/build-kernel-source-boot-to-ubuntu-t3274632

I flashed Linux boot image in boot partition and android boot image to recovery patition in my NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV.
It can boot both Android and Linux.

Even if it didn’t have Linux, you can develop applications with CUDA, OpenGL ES and OpenCV for Android using NVIDIA CodeWorks for Android.
https://developer.nvidia.com/codeworks-android