Apart from some nervousness on my part about losing any info from my Windows partition, the install was completely painless.
The interface is really slick – it is obvious that lots of time and thought went into the look and feel of this OS.
It is also incredibly fast (despite being installed into a single file in the Windows partition as opposed to a normal install). From a standing start to being able to open a web page Vista took four minutes thirty seconds on this machine. Ubuntu took one minute fifty seconds on the same machine.
I’m trying out Evolution now (email client) and I will start trying other apps as well to see how they compare. For now though, I am impressed.