I have an old laptop that is currently a dual boot, Windows XP/Ubuntu 11.x. It is dog-slow in Ubuntu. I'm guessing that some of that is due to the dual boot. I'm contemplating just making the machine all Ubuntu or all Linux. The biggest use will be as a testbed for Blender. I assume that I'd make it Ubuntu 13.04.
Doing the dual boot was pretty straightforward as I always had an operating system. I'm unsure what the situation is if you clean off the machine and just make it Ubuntu, and unsure how to do it.
Any tips or suggestions?