The key criterias for installing Ubuntu on my Notebook were mainly a working Internet connection, especially over wireless. As I mentioned I'm not a Linux guru, I know how to navigate on Linux, but that's it. Nevertheless I wanted to get more used to it, since I find it important to know also other Operating Systems. So I searched on the net and found the Ubuntu Ultimate Edition. It is an edition of the Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 version with a dozen of pre-installed software such as
- Subversion & build tools
- Wireless Internet integration
- Bluetooth integration
- PPP integration
- Networking tools
- 35 Additional fonts
- Tons more themes
- Repository driven Beryl
- IPod support
- Google Picasa
What regards the visual effects, Ubuntu is in no sense behind Vista :). The Ultimate Edition has already Beryl installed which comes with nice themes and a lot of visual effects as the video below shows
Of course all of those visual effects can be switched off easily :D if you get irritated ;).
Yesterday I saw that the authors of the ultimate distribution also launched a Ubuntu Gamers Edition.