well, I window-jacked my wife's vista box. It is now Minty Fresh.
Grabbed me a USB, these instructions
and altered the boot order on her machine. I give it about two weeks before she's a convert.
My main machine is a Frankenstein beasty. The box was some old Pentium III which was gutted and overhauled. Old 1999 monitor, industrial strength sound card, wireless only, 64 bit chipset... it's a study in contrast.
Initial load was with Windows 7. Tried that...