[ubuntu] Questions for Ubuntu 12.04 Installation (VM vs CD Install)

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hey guys just registered here. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop, but I'm not sure whether to make a partition and install from CD, or to just use a VM (VirtualBox) to run it with Windows. For me, the main reason I would like to try out VM is because I have multiple monitors set up so it would be nice to have Windows 7 on one monitor and Ubuntu on the other. I wouldn't mind making a partition on the hard drive as well, but I'm not too sure how to go about installing it on my desktop (Have Ubuntu on MacBook). Right now, I have Windows 7 installed on an SSD (60GB) along w (Hardware)