Ok, well I've been using linux for about a week now. I went with the Gnome Classic shell in Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm running it through parallels on my Macbook Pro. With the exception of it crashing a couple of times due to compatibility issues either with Parallels or Compiz or Something else, I've loved the adaptability of it. A couple of annoying things I haven't found a working solution to are:
~no middle mouse button with a two or three finger click.. though I currently have a workaround by using the right command button.
~The top and bottom panels can apparently only change color where there are no applets. What's up with that?
~It seems like people sometimes leave steps out which may be obvious to a more experienced user.
I also have lots of questions like: If I were to start linux on a fresh computer, what are some descent system requirements as far as memory and cpu goes?
And even though i think ubuntu kicks a$&, is there a more stable and reliable distro that offers the same amount of adaptability?
i apologize if i went on too long or in the wrong area. - NRG