When I started at the new job in August, they gave me a pretty powerful laptop and since the company I work for is 100% windows, I decided to give Vista a shot.
Read the impressions here
So enough about Vista, now lets talk about Linux.
As soon as things slowed down a little bit I started booting to Ubuntu more and more often. The install wasn't completely painless as the widescreen resolutions didn't work right away which was solved by installing ATI's closed fglrx driver. I've originally installed Feisty and then upgraded to Gutsy. The upgrade process was easy and painless. And the GUI tools are really great – if you dont't want to, there's no need to use shell at all.