After getting my free (FREE!) book from O’Reilly media, “Ubuntu for Non-Geeks,” about a month ago, I finally got around to installing it. So far, I’m pretty impressed. The first day I had it, not that impressed. The install for it (off a CD provided by the book, btw, big thumbs up there; you can even run it off the CD without installing it on your computer) went really smooth. System updated, ran through a couple simple commands and what not. However, when it came time to get on the interwebz I ran into a big of a snag. It seems that some wireless cards have some big problems working in Linux. So, 4 hours later, I still didn’t have internet, and decided to go to bed. However, next day I was able to build on my previous 4 hours of work and get the drivers and whatnot installed, wha-la, internet access enabled. For there on it was pretty smooth sailing. Massive update to 8.04 of Hardy Heron. Didn’t take too long though, even on my wireless card w/ a bad connection. One thing I have yet to remedy is that my sound doesn’t work on everything. It works in flash, but none of my system sounds work. Very odd. But not that big of a deal. Installed a few games, messed around in terminal, even used it for work today (terminal is great!!!). All in all, it’s really great for a free operating system. I’m not dropping Windows entirely yet, still need my Neverwinter Nights 2 fixes (+1 nerd point) but for everything else, I’m using Ubuntu! YAY ME!