This may sound corny, but I choose Ubuntu because it feels light and airy. I feel in control. Comparing Ubuntu to Vista is like comparing Spyker to Lexus.
Still, it's not all good news with Ubuntu:
- I couldn't get my webcam to work until recently. When I tried Zapping the webcam LED went blue and suddenly I was looking at myself on-screen. Still, other applications don't do anything.
- The spam filtering under Thunderbird doesn't work properly. Spam is marked, but never moved to the Junk folder. This is a known bug.
- My WLAN connection breaks every so often. To be honest, I don't know if this is a problem of Ubuntu or of my hardware. When running Vista, I don't notice this problem. But then, under Vista a lot stays hidden from me.
- The suspend function doesn't work properly. When I close the lid, Ubuntu usually suspends. And when I open the lid again it usually resumes. Usually, but not always. This is also a known bug.