|Windows 7 beta||Ubuntu 8.10|
|Partition whole disk automatically||☒ (must delete existing partitions manually)||☑ (available choice)|
|Email program, IM program, Word processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation program, Photo editor, Photo manager included||☒ (none)||☑ (all)|
|Install on USB-stick option||☒||☑|
|Automatic updates||Made booting fail, required hard reset and 3 iterations of "Startup repair"||-|
|Install not via live-cd||☑||☒ (failed with black screen)|
Looks like Windows 7 beta has some way to go still to be considered a contender in the "Install and it just works™" segment.