Originally Posted by wmorri
I have to agree with Darkseeker, if you aren't going to need or ever use encryption then Ultimate is a waste of money. Linux would also be a waste of time as you will be yelling at your computer before you have anything working.
even without Bitlocker, there are plenty of third party apps that are better in most respects than the Windows ones. Branchcache is no use outside of a WAN or corporate network, and TrueCrypt is a better encryption solution anyway IMO.