Re: installing ubuntu 12.04
Well it depends on what you have, disks, memory, etc.., and what you want in the end. Frankly, once you install Linux the disk will be scrubbed when its installed since Linux uses a different filesystem format than WinXP. You need to decide if you are going to control the partitioning or just partition the drive you have into one large partition. There are other things to think about as well. However, for a beginner you can just take a straight vanilla install approach, get used to Ubuntu/Linux than at some later time reinstall when you have more experience. I would also check out the Dell specific forums for possible issues with your machine, if any.
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