Sweet, thank you for your help. My main issue so far has been finding guides or videos detailing how to flash a ROM onto your phone almost invariably start with "Great, now that your phone is rooted and you have CWM Recovery installed, we do the flashing now!"
My problem is that the tools to accomplish the rooting on Ubuntu are few and far between. Almost as rare as clearly defined directions for Ubuntu users. I think if I had a Windows box I would be running Jelly Bean by now lol.