I needn't any dreamweaver applications as I work with code predominantly. So I can confidently say that my Freelance web development will not suffer because of this decision.
I came to this decision over the weekend when it took me about ten minutes to get into windows vista and another five minutes to get word 2007 running with Live messenger. It also took an additional 5 minutes plus to get any music out of Media Player. I thought I had had enough. Vista has this weird attitude of not playing nice with my apache and mysql services. This is obviously not a problem at all with Ubuntu “Intrepid Ibex” at that.