I installed Ubuntu Fiesty 7.04 the other day on my Laptop and after a few days the damn thing just crashed on me. It simply wouldn’t let me log in.
But I still feel the guys at Ubuntu have done a wonderful job at making it much more user friendly.

I still remember the first time I ever installed Red Hat on our system..I had a real tough time getting drivers for the monitor. Even the PS2 mouse used to laugh at my inability to find suitable drivers..Boy have we come a long way!!!

You seem to be doing quite good at exploring,…er exploiting. That’s nice, coz you’d be surprised at the number of people who would stare at the Terminal even in Grad school 🙂