On my recommendation, my dad made the transition to Ubuntu from an old WinXP computer via a System76 Meerkat Nettop. He loves it so far -- it does everything he needs it to do and it is MUCH lower maintenance.
One thing has been bothering me (as admin): No access to http://localhost:631 on his computer. I can't for the life of me figure out why it is. What can I do to enable CUPS web admin interface access??
Thank you System76!! Wonderful counterpoint to that SmellsLikeDell. As a side note: If you had a small/light laptop with solid firewire (a la Dell XPS m1330; for audio streaming), I'd buy my next upgrade through you! I hate those 17" clunkers.