Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
I've been using Ubuntu since 8.04 (?) and I like it very much. It doesn't always work right "out-of-the-box" on this laptop, but there usually is help to be found to get around the problems. The glitches are almost always related to drivers for such things as wireless, modems, and sound that one has little freedom to choose when it is a laptop.
I always look for an open source software alternative and usually end up with something much nicer and better than a proprietary and closed and expensive option.
Acer Aspire 5520-5277 - AMD Turion Processor nvidiA GeForce 7000M / Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) AMD64
Box / Brand New / Dell Inspiron 545 with Intel Quad Core Q9400 / 1 TB Disk /6 GB Memory / Ubuntu not installed yet - coming soon