Turns out I didn't have to uninstall Windows 7 after all to create a dual boot. Windows has a disk management tool that allows me to shrink the partition that Windows is stored on to make room for installing other OS's. It was pretty easy. Both OS's are running together pretty well, and there has been no data loss so far. The best part is if I don't like Ubuntu, I can uninstall it, clear its partition, and add it back to my Windows partition. So, I'll give Ubuntu a spin and see how I like it. Too tired tonight to try much with it. Any suggestions on fun/neat things I can try with it?