I just double checked by booting up with the Ubuntu CD, and I am impressed!
I could access my USB HDD (on which I backed up my files) and I could use a Terminal Server Client and connect to our Win2003 server. Beeeaaautifull!
So, long night ahead, but the way its going, might not be!
what "pushed" me over the edge, well, I had to re-format my laptop twice this week, new laptop! First, they installed HP recovery disk (which I dont like) and THEN Office Pro 2007 just would not install.
Anyhow, once I'm settled, I'll get active in the whole Ubuntu-way.
ps, laptop is a HP 6730b model, so far, no problems.
pss, arent I over-optimistic?!