When MS ends support for XP Pro, I am converting my Vostro 3500 to Ubuntu 12.04. Currently, this laptop has a SSD as the only way I could eliminate the downtime associated with this laptop (DELL has given great response under Pro Support contract)so I have a spare HDD to use to work out any problems.

Are there any known issues with 12.04 and the Vostro 3500? Has anyine cloned a HDD with 12.04 onto a SSD? If so, how was it done?

Any other issues?

John