There was a lot of attention swirling around Ubuntu, so I decided to try it. I don't know, it's probably nice for the people switching to Linux for the first time from Windows, but I didn't really like it. You have no control over anything during the installation process except partitioning. But that's not a serious problem and some people would look at it as a benefit. When I started the os, it gave some nice drums sounds and I was feeling good. I started firefox and it sucked. No matter what I did, there was always an error message. For example, I download something, error message, I click on Edit > Preferences, error message. Of course, maybe it can corrected by changing some configuration file for firefox, but if Ubuntu is meant for beginners, how can a beginner do something like that? Maybe it's just my computer, but I am staying away.... for now.