Greeting fellow Ubuntu users,
It has been a while since I jumped back into the Linux world. Back in college I played around with various distros, and in fact was a member of the local L.U.G. But Linux back then didn't play well with peripheral devices out of the box.
Recently while out of pocket my hard drive crashed on my Laptop. Forced with bringing my system back online in a pinch, I looked at the bottom of my machine to find the handy dandy Windows 7 key had conveniently rubbed off. It came down to spending money on a fresh copy of Windows (Windows 8 wasn't a consideration at all, gross looking interface.)or pirating a user key. I made the decision to jump ship to Ubuntu 12.10 and haven't looked back.
I look forward to increasing my familiarity and enjoying the conversations here on the forums.