I am excited and am waiting for the release of Ubuntu 9.04. Reports say that the EXT4 file system has made it really fast and efficient. Blogs on Ubuntu suggest that even the test alpha version is extremely stable.
One must wait and watch how it performs against Windows 7. I am very happy that free software is able to compete with restricted or proprietary software and possibly exceed it. The sweat and blood of Richard M Stallman and other unsung hackers hasn’t gone in vain.