Dual Booting on a Netbook
I've recently bought the Samsung N110 netbook - it comes pre-installed with Windows XP, but I've decided to run Linux on it.
The decision is this - remove Windows XP and have Linux as the sole OS, or keep Windows XP and use dual booting?
I will mainly be needing this for working at school, or general internet use when I don't have access to my desktop at home. Therefore, I think it's unlikely that I'll need highly specialist software that can only run on Windows. Also, Windows takes up a fair amount of space - could dual booting slow the netbook down?
Having been pestered by the local nerds and read up on a lot of the material on the web, I'm pretty convinced that Linux is a good choice for me on this netbook. That said, I may well run a trial anyway before I switch. So, is there any reason to keep Windows XP or should I ditch the pre-installed OS and go with Linux all the way?
Thanks in advance,
P.S. While I'm here, any suggestions as to which distro would be best for my netbook?