My moms become an evangelist to some of her friends. She told me that last week she and her lifelong friend had been on the phone talking about how they love their new Ubuntu systems and comparing cool features theyve discovered.
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Tired of this trend, I decided to install Ubuntu on my moms new laptop. The only problem I had was with the network card – both Toshiba and RadioShack had the wrong drivers for it. Good job, guys. Once I nailed down that issue, though, Ubuntu worked perfectly. I sent the laptop home with my mom and shes been chugging along nicely with it since. No slowdowns. No viruses. No spyware. No ahem AOL. It works so well, Im now installing it on her other broken computers and am amazed at how they scream along, booting in no time, and just working the way theyre supposed to.