About 6 months or so ago I made my first foray into the world of Linux by successfully dual booting my older Acer Aspire One AOD270-1410 netbook with 1G RAM via Wubi... it worked but was slowwww.
Yesterday while playing around on the forums I decided to wipe/uninstall that incarnation - I now have a better dedicated laptop running 12.04 LTS and another Windows 7 laptop that truly dual boots 12.04 LTS, so I decided to try to do it right. I made a bootable USB stick and after making a new 75GB partition with Windoze software, I booted and "tried" Ubuntu with a 32bit version of 12.04 LTS. Then I told it to install alongside Windoze 7. At first the screen backlighting was very low and I could hardly read the screen.
I decided to do the updating and then see about the screen. After a couple hours of downloading on my slow wireless it finished and I rebooted. The screen worked and the speed was incredible in comparison. I nearly got whiplash!!
So far I have found NO problems, the little light netbook on Ubuntu runs circles around the pre-installed Win (lose) OS. New life TRULY.