I never thought I'd say this, but I'm getting to like Windows Vista (Home Premium edition, specifically). It has its quirks, but overall it's not that bad. This is a screenshot taken 6 days after I got the new laptop.
I installed Ubuntu 8.10 using Wubi, but I discovered Ubuntu doesn't yet have a driver for my Wi-Fi unit, so I took it back off. I'm going to wait until a driver is written and included.
Vista is here to stay, though.
(Note: I used Paint's airbrish tool down there one one window title (a Pidgin chat window). I just wanted a quick solution; I haven't installed my preferred editors (GIMP and Irfanview) yet.
(Another note: The wallpaper is this
if anyone wants it.