Good afternoon guys, Ryan here. My story with Ubuntu [i had dappled in Red Hat for years before and even Yellow Dog at one point!] started way back in the Jurassic Era around Warty Warthog but wouldn't have a happy after story until 2 weeks ago. I had been dipping my toes into the Ubuntu waters for years now and constantly upgraded from version to version until i got fed up and decided to stick with good ole reliable windows [in a matter of speaking that is *cough* *cough* Trojans and the odd virus aside.] The frustration of those years with hardware drivers that didn’t work, hideous GUIs [IMHO ]and the eternal constant need to search for help coupled with a diminishing amount of free time on my part due to college meant that it was a fun side project for me but no way near a viable alternative for Windows.
Anyways, long story short I downloaded Natty when it launched and installed it via Wubi that way I could play with it and heck uninstall it after a few weeks. But dude was I surprised. Everything just worked, the interface looked gorgeous [yes Unity is still a little raw but its beauty and simplicity rock] the default apps were sensational..... I couldn’t believe how exciting it was and low and behold i haven’t logged into Windows 7 in weeks. In fact i am gonna migrate everything, increase the Ubuntu size, and keep Windows 7 for the games and Office [might install it via Wine haven’t decided yet] Man what a pleasure it has been and i cant wait to continue this amazing journey. Rock on fellow Ubuntinites!