With XP support ending in April 2014 it is worth creating a Unbuntu dual partition or am I better off just replacing XP with Ubuntu?
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You shouldn't use XP from a computer with internet access after Microsoft finishes with patching the security holes in it. And this is unrelated to the thing whether you switch to Ubuntu or to anything else.
If you still have to use XP for compatibility with some programs I advise you to disable the network interface in XP and do your networking stuff from another, still supported OS, be it either another version of Windows, Linux, or anything else.
Try Ubuntu without installing it on your hard-disk using Ubuntu live disk.From that you can understand which one is better whether to dualboot Windows and Ubuntu or replacing Windows with Ubuntu.
I recommend using wine in Ubuntu and just ditch XP all together. If you end up hating Ubuntu there are many other options as well (Mint Kubuntu Debian Fedora Xubuntu and so on).