After 5 good years
Ubuntu. I tried it first when it was 7.10. And i thought to myself, why do people use windows when this exists?
I soon found some problems with some things that i wanted installed. Looking back on it now, it almost makes me laugh, because 2 years later i convinced my parents to change their PC from Windows XP to Xubuntu 9.10 and then they got my old PC (because it was faster than theirs) and I put Ubuntu 9.10 on it. They have then upgraded and upgraded, and have been contempt with it, even very happy to use it, until the new update; Unity. Dad was a bit worried, but i reminded him that this was an update to make the interface more innovative and userfriendly, and howfast he had learned to use the older version of ubuntu, and he gave it a shot and hey: I've asked them If they would like to try the new version of windows instead, but no, they are eagerly recommending Ubuntu to everyone they know.
It makes me laugh a little, because in those 5 years, Ubuntu has evolved more than windows have for all the time if known it. I personally think Unity is the best interface to this date, I love using it, it makes everything else feel clunky and awkward. The thing is, on a windows machine, for an example, i will enjoy using the programmes as in the games on it. On Ubuntu especially with Unity, I like using the system itself; its smooth, fast, beautiful and so easy to handle.
Ubuntu was what truly opened my eyes to Linux and Open Source, and I think its the perfect example on how well things are done, and how effeciently development is when it is a passion from the developers that drives the work.
I saw the video for the phone today, and I went from being stuck with the opinion that it was an unecessary move for them, to; if they can execute this concept as well as Mark Shuttleworth can describe it, then it doesn't matter how happy I am to use android, because this is just beautiful.
(and i am really really happy about using android)
I wonder where Ubuntu will be in 5 years more, until then I can only say; Thank you to this great community whos always eagerly been providing help, your effort has not gone unnoticed.
and Thank you more than anyone, Ubuntu developers. some people say that Linux will never be a major player in the desktop market, but i believe that you guys will prove them wrong.
to all other users like myself i would like to say; enjoy it and be happy with it. Ubuntu will make your computer a better experience than you ever thought it could be. Lets get some games brought here
Laptop: core i5-430M 2.23 ghz - 2.53 | 4 Gb DDR3 RAM| 750 GB HD| nvidia geforce 330m 1GB with optimus| Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit.
Desktop: core i7-2600 8x3.4Ghz| 8 Gb DDR3 RAM| 500GB HD| MSI nVidia Geforce 580 GTX 3GB lightning| Ubuntu 12.10 64bit.