This combined review/comment about Ubuntu is very, very positive – even ahead of Windows Vista's current state. In other Ubuntu news, Shipit has opened for Ubuntu 6.06 orders.
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To be perfectly fair to Ubuntu I had also played with a copy of Vista beta. My sound card was not found, the ethernet adapter was not found, and my graphics has severe issues. So all in all the Ubuntu beta is ahead of Vista right now. I'm excited to see where both of these systems go in the next year. Since I didn't play with it for very long I may have missed a few items, and if you're an Ubuntu expert please feel free to put me on the right path in our comments.
Oh, and then there is Shipit if you don't have the possibility of downloading Ubuntu 6.06 or wants a shiny original CD.