I'm new to Ubuntu, but my experience so far is great. The only only problem I have is connecting to the wireless network in my apartment. I'm running Hardy and using an Edimax EW-7318USG, and I'm using Wicd instead of gnome's network manager.
The problem occurs when I try to initially connect to the network. I think the problem occurs when Wicd tires to connect to the DHCP server because it takes serveral tries to just to get an IP. When I am finally assigned an IP address, the connection is dropped almost immediately. I first assumed it was the network, but I can connect without any problem with my laptop running XP. Also, I'm duel booting Vista and it connects using the Edimax usb adapter.
Again, I'm new to Ubuntu and not really sure how to troubleshoot from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.