A week or two ago I was at Frys and came across The Official Ubuntu Book. I've heard a lot about this flavor of Linux lately and thought it was high time I started working with it.
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The other problem I've found is the resolution settings it detected with my setup. I'm running dual widescreen lcd monitors on an Nvidia 7800 GTX and the only rez choices I'm offered in the default settings splash are 2048×768, 2560×1024 and 3360×1050. Hand changing the cfg file to read 800×600 works fine though. We'll have to do something to make that work a bit better.