I will preface this with I am new to Linux. I played around with 7.04 and have now jumped into 7.10 with a dual boot on my Desktop and a linux only laptop and I am moving more and more away from Windows. I am having a blast learning the ins and outs and learning a lot.
I read a lot of posts here on the forums and post a little of what I have learned but was wondering what has changed.
What I am looking for is what has changed over the course of a few years. What are some good things that you have seen Ubuntu do and what linux in general has done to make it a more "User friendly" OS.
For instance, I love that Ubuntu has included Samba with the OS. One of the first things I installed when playing with 7.04 was Samba. Sharing files with my windows network is KEY to me cause I am still very Windows dependant.
I think providing some desktop effects is important to appeal to the GUI types as well. One of the things thatt interested me in Ubuntu was seeing a video on youtube with people playing with Compiz.
I guess I am wondering about the evolution if Ubuntu (or even linux as a whole).
What are things that have changed that make your experience better or worse?
Also thanks everyone that has made this a great learning experience!