I recently got handed an IBM ThinkPad T30 that was donated to my school, so I thought it was about time I took my own advice and install Ubuntu.
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The best part, running compiz replace & in Gnome terminal gave me all the fancy Compiz effects. No fiddling with xorg.conf. No confusing installation procedures for proprietary drivers. It just worked.
Im very impressed and will probably keep using Ubuntu instead of Debian for workstations.