I've got it dual booting along side Ubuntu 9.04 on my other machine here and I haven't played around with it very much yet. it seems like a quicker and easier to use form of vista, i hope that when its released it'll live upto what its developers are saying about it.
Ubuntu 9.04 boots REALLY fast, i set it up using ext4, but even as a n upgrade over an ext3 install of 8.10 it was a FAST booter. WOW!
Leo Laporte (The Tech Guy - www.techguylabs.com) says Win 7 is what Vista should have been in the first place. A lot lighter, faster, and with a much simpler, not over-done interface. I have deliberately skipped Vista and went to Ubuntu right around the time Vista came out, and got my iMac the following year (2007). About the only use I have for Windows now is to update my Magellan GPS (the software won't work on Mac OSX) and for some oddball ham radio apps that won't do OSX either.
On Ubuntu I tend to stick with the LTS versions; currently running ver. 8.04 Hardy Heron on a 2004 vintage Dell Dimension 8400, Intel Pentium 4, 3 GHz. Dual-booting Windows XP on separate drives. If Windows 7 doesn't cost an arm/leg, I'll replace the XP system for my "Windows only" apps.
I am not a professional computer user, I'm a Paratransit bus driver. I need a LOT of help with Ubuntu and learning Linux in general, but none of the "help" I've seen in books and on the forums is even remotely geared to people like me (non-geeks). I need step-by-step instructions that begin at the beginning EACH and EVERY time, ASSUME nothing about my abilities or presume I've learned anything from whatever it was that I did a few months ago, and haven't done since, and speak to me at the basic level without getting annoyed and/or annoying. Does anyone know of such a source of help for us non-pro computer geek wanna-be's?