lacooney: if it seems to run fine, then you're probably all set. One thing that's happened since I wrote the article is improvements in the possibility for Windows to read Linux ext2 and ext3 formatted partitions. With this capability, creating a FAT partition for shared access between Windows and Linux is no longer necessary, since you can install Ext2fs in Windows and then assign your Linux partitions a drive letter.
So, when I make dual-boot Windows/Linux systems today, I usually have an NTFS drive and make any drive I'd want to share between Windows and Linux an ext3 drive.
Ext2fs is available at: http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net/ext2.html