Heard about this, and immediately decided to get Ubuntu. I'm not interested in running Ubuntu alongside Windows, 'cause yeah. I just had one doubt, I'm currently downloading Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. I've seen around the internet, that there's an option to dual boot. I've never done any of this in my life, and obviously, first time chills. So when I download Ubuntu, I understand I'm supposed to put it on a CD or a USB? Then try out this CD, etc etc etc. The question is, in all of this process, will I ever have the option of allowing dual boot? Or do I have to go around downloading what I see is called "Wubi" too? Deeply appreciated.
One more minor thing, after installing Ubuntu and living happily ever after, will everything I have currently in my laptop get deleted? Pictures, data, games, everything? Or transformed to be supported on Ubuntu? Thanks, if answered.
Happy new year!