Marvellous install, missus very happy!
The missus got a new laptop the other day, and being a good Linux user she demanded I put one on for her. It's a fairly new model with an integrated ATI graphics chip, and I was a bit worried about how the install would go, being a bit conscious of the history of Linux and AMD GPU users on laptops.
Despite a couple of niggles trying to install the post-release update, it all went extremely well and I have completely set it up for her now. Have to say, once the thing is on, Unity is just stellar on a laptop. It looks so fantastic and runs so smoothly. And this is from someone who was a bit negative about it recently. It's so impressive. Props to the devs for this one. 12.04 is stunning and performs really well.
Hardware vendors - why haven't you approached Canonical by now to get Ubuntu pre-installed on your gear? Why have we had to buy a Windows laptop and manually put Ubuntu on it ourselves? It's a crazy situation that I just don't understand at all.
But otherwise, a massive thank you to Ubuntu and its team of superheroes for making a laptop useful! Awesome, and so easy.
AMD Phenom X4 945, 4Gb Crucial 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, 1Tb SATA III HDD, nVidia 9800GT 512Mb