I'd had Linux on it. I put the disc in, loaded it up. Everything worked, and worked well. Then I loaded Vista on it. It took me a few hours to find the network drivers (because the model wasn't listed on the manufacturer's website (Lenovo)), and then a few days to find the SM Bus drivers. I still haven't found the audio drivers for it. I did install the nVidia drivers on it, that took three reboots to get them going. The updates took me 9 hours to download (for some reason, under Vista, the download speed is almost a quarter of what it is under Linux) and install. This is what you'd have me leave Linux for? I thought Windows "just worked," and ran everything!
Which version of Linux (release date / year)? If it is a more recent build than from 2007, comparing it to Windows Vista (which was released in January 2007) is hardly fair... I'm not surprised 8.5 YEARS of updates took a while to download.