Well it was a long night and I will admit there were some fits and starts mostly caused by myself. One thing I have learned is that not everyone on the internet know what their talking about especially when most of the linux peopple point to them as the go to guy for dual booting. Yes Sidekick I’ve chosen to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Why keep Windows? Well as I was cleaning up my machine removing programs that I no longer used because their alternates exist in Linux, I saw that there still existed a few necessary programs that only could be run in Windows and Wine wouldn’t run them. Now I could perhaps have set up a virtual machine and done it but my only disk copy of Windows is XP and these programs are Windows 7.
So why Ubuntu and not Xubuntu well mainly because I have enough ram on the desktop machine as opposed to my laptop. Now that may change I may go through this one more time and put Xubuntu on the machine but right now it is going to be Ubuntu.
And we now return control of your monitor to you.