In attempt to get the most possible from the Fujitsu P7230 I decided to completely remove Vista in favor of Ubuntu 7.04.
Read it at XYZCmputing
So for the most part everything went well, but two functions that did not work were the notebook's webcam and fingerprint reader, neither of which were of particular importance to me. I spent some time looking into getting the webcam going, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After repeated attempts the available drivers did not recognize the device, which was disappointing. As for the biometric reader, this was not a concern as I still considered the notebook well protected. Something else I lost in the move from Vista was ReadyBoost, Windows' new flash memory caching technology. This could be seen as a sacrifice, but the note was running 1GB of RAM and was performing extremely well with Ubuntu (no more hang-ups) so it was not missed.