This thread doesn't have any problem questions or anything, I just need to know if this is a good idea or not. I have windows 7 on my laptop(for gaming, not really much else) and I recently dual booted it with the windows 8 preview just to test it out. But Microsoft, the geniuses they are, decided it would be best if windows 8 was set as the default operating system after installation, which conflicted with some previous modifications I had made with win7 and thus made win7 unbootable. I am thinking about wiping the windows 8 partition and installing Ubuntu 10.10 on it, because I just find Linux so much easier and less frustrating than windows. I'm choosing ubuntu because I really don't have the time for slackware, and I'm thinking about copying all my personal files from my win7 partition to the ubuntu one(while expanding the Ubuntu partition in the process) and just make it the only partition on my computer. Does this sound like a good idea to you guys, or should I just keep searching for ways to make windows 7 boot again?