A friend at work bought a new laptop with Vista and he said he wanted to dualboot with Linux, even though he’d never even seen it before! Naturally I was more than happy to help. I set him up with Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) and showed him the basics, then leaving him to his own devices.
A few weeks later I asked him how it was all going, here was his reply:
The machine is chugging along well. I wish you had never introduced me to Linux though, Windows is so slow compared to Linux. I had to do some stuff for Mum last night for her work and getting Windows up and running, logging into Office and setting that up was about 40mins of work, just ridiculous.