I wanted the Linux version, but it came with less impressive hardware, so i went for the Windows XP Home version for the sole purpose of the extra 512MB ram, better web cam & Blue Tooth.
Here you can see it next to my HP DV9607US currently running Kubuntu 8.04 64bit - also due for gentoo in the December holidays.
The keyboard takes a bit of getting used to. I'm used to a full size keyboard. & a 17" screen :)
Video shows XP running. Here is what i changed:
- Uninstalled MS Office 2007 (it was a trial version i think?)
- Installed OpenOffice
- Removed Norton
- Installed Avast (Home Free version) - WinClamAV would have been just as good
Rebooted with the gentoo 2008.0 LiveUSB ( http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/liveusb.xml ) - Press F11 repeatedly at boot time to choose the boot menu, then select the USB key. It would also probably have worked with a SD card or something similar. I used the minimal iso. Its 80MB.