I logged in to the forums today and looked at my profile. It states I've been a member since 2005. Unfortunately, I've only made two posts. On the other hand, that's also a testimonial to the support that can be found in Ubuntu community; i.e. solutions often present themselves.
The first Ubuntu release I installed was 4.10, 'Warty Warthog', followed quickly by 'Hoary Hedgehog'. My memory isn't what it used to be, so please bare with me. However, I do remember receiving a ton of free Ubuntu discs via mail--32-bit & 64-bit. I 'think' those were 'Dapper Drake', 6.06 LTS.
It's amazing how time flies and looking forward to 13.04. The only down note would be 12.10 since it doesn't seem to like my system for some reason -- lol! A big thank you to Canonical and to the wonderful members of this awesome community.