Originally Posted by leeley211
As far asI am concerned the only version I would start with is 8.04, I have been using it since it come out and have never (touch wood) a real problem with and when I do this forum helps alot
From my experience any distro has a learning curve. My experience with Ubuntu upgrades has overall been very good, but I have found a little more stability with their LTS (long term support) releases. 8.04 is LTS, and the latest is not. You will have to upgrade within a year and a half, whereas you get three years with LTS.
Of course none of what I said holds water if you are absolutely clambering for the latest version, latest graphics do-dads, apps, and so on.