Linux operating system?

Linux operating system?
in a netbook

is it rubbish? ive always had windows, but want to buy a cheap laptop and this is what comes with the cheap one

is it good?
whats the difference is it just the way it looks - not as good as vista?

ta
1 hour ago
Update: i would be mainly using it for recording songs in my bedroom usnig audacity and a microphone (i.e why i need a laptop)
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