New dude to Ubuntu, in a way.
I tried Ubuntu back in 6 or 7, I was using a crappy L35-S1054 back then, so I had a bunch of issues with proprietary graphics drivers. I'm good now obviously. I'm utilizing Kubuntu, I stopped using Windows for now, this way I can dedicate my time on my laptop to learning about linux and eventually I plan on contributing on my free time.
Now, I'm using a G73jh-A3, and it seems to be running quite well with lucid.