We, let the install party begin.
I downloaded the installation CD images for Ubuntu 9.10, just released Oct. 29, 2009, and I am ready to rumble.
I hope you noticed that the Microsoft Commercials for "Win7 install parties" were deliberately not called "Win7 upgrade parties" ... no doubt because upgrading from Vista to Win7 will be NO PARTY.
On Steve's Dell laptop it went from 8.10 to 9.04 and then 9.10.
On Kirsten's Dell laptop it went from 8.04 to 8.10 to 9.04 like a dream.
So, see if you can get Microsoft Vista to upgrade to Win7 without loss of data or intervention of any kind .... for free.