Windows 7 SE ran like a piece of s*** on this netbook, though, and Ubuntu runs wonderfully; that was the deciding factor for me
W7SE makes this song and dance about not being configurable in order to keep it running quickly, but it just doesn't
Can't even change the desktop background, ffs
This boots much quicker and (in my view, anyway) looks better. And you can change the environment to Windows style KDE or Gnome if you can't get away with the Unity launcher.
There are some things that I need
Windows for (but just on the big PC; things like Lightroom and Photoshop have no peers in Linux, and specialist apps like Memory Map just aren't available), but in all honesty I think I prefer to use Linux for a general session of listening to some music and reading the interweb.