As the only Linux distribution, Ubuntu Hoary made it to no. 26 on The 100 Best Products of 2005 by PC Magazine.
You can see the list here. By the way, Firefox was number 1!
And read what they have to say about it here at PC Magazine.
I'm going to just come right out and say it: I absolutely adore Ubuntu Linux 5.04 (the “Hoary Hedgehog” release, often referred to as “Hoary”). I'm now running Ubuntu on both my laptop and my desktop PCs, and I don't think I've ever been such a happy Linux user.