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If you just need to run one Windows program, try running it in Wine, or in a virtual machine instead. That would completely eliminate the need for a Windows partition entirely.
How well would virtualization work on an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.8ghz, 2mb cache, 800mhz fsb although the ram speed is only 667mhz) with 3GB ram? If Ubuntu doesn't bog down too much with only 512mb to 1gb when running a virtualized Vista, that might be an option. I don't suppose netflix would work well in the afore mentioned virtualized setup? That's not a huge deal as I run netflix on my htpc anyway, but it would be nice to have the option when I'm not at home. As for WINE, I was actually planning on giving that a whirl, my software seems to have scored anywhere between a bronze and silver certification.
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How well would virtualization work on an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.8ghz, 2mb cache, 800mhz fsb although the ram speed is only 667mhz) with 3GB ram? If Ubuntu doesn't bog down too much with only 512mb to 1gb when running a virtualized Vista, that might be an option. I don't suppose netflix would work well in the afore mentioned virtualized setup? That's not a huge deal as I run netflix on my htpc anyway, but it would be nice to have the option when I'm not at home. As for WINE, I was actually planning on giving that a whirl, my software seems to have scored anywhere between a bronze and silver certification.
Check the Linux section; somebody got Netflix working in a virtual machine, but I can't remember who right now.

I don't see a really big issue with running a small (512MB or so RAM) virtual machine on that little laptop, though I'd certainly expand the RAM if at all possible. It's much easier to fire up a VM than to reboot.
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