Thanks for the encouragement. Not sure what you mean by the "top down or bottom up start", sorry. I did get a chance to play around with it and some of the links someone else posted for me have been very useful. I did explore Ubuntu further though and it's not too bad at all.
I chose Ubuntu rather than Debian on purpose 1) I am very new and Debian was categorized for the more advances and 2) The main reason being - that I am working/learning with new software where they used Ubuntu to create it and I wanted to familiarize myself with it.
One day I will check out Debian I guess.
Originally Posted by Fred Caro
take heart. There is little difference between moving from Win200 to XP than moving over to Ubuntu (except for the codecs to play media) version 9.10 claims to solve this. Debian has already done this.
Ubuntu is Gnome dominated and so Windows familiar people are fazed. you can change this but the top down or bottom up start seems to be a problem. Opinions?