click here for a review of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverik Meerkat) - Not sure if that`s the review referred to but it`s worth a read.
click here for Wubi which is the download for dual booting with windows. I have previously used Wubi with Vista as a dual boot.
If you`ve never tried Ubuntu before you might want to download the ISO image, burn it to CD and then simply run it from the CD without installing it alongside Windows. This will allow you to try it out and see what it`s like. If you decide you want a dual boot use my first link with WUBI.