Originally Posted by OrangeNinja
Hey everybody. I have been using Ubuntu for around a year now on a 4 year old HP laptop ...
I Have been using Ubuntu 10.10, so I have not used Unity. I hate to say it with out trying it, but I have not liked what I have seen of unity in videos so far.
I have not used Unity either. Also, like you, from what I have seen of Unity I do not like it.
You might consider Lubuntu: http://lubuntu.net/
This is Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop. It is the fastest and lightest member of the Ubuntu family.
I have been using Lubuntu for the last several releases and like it a lot.
Since your laptop is a few years old you may find that Lubuntu runs faster than Kubuntu.
All of the Security tools that are available on Backtrack should be available in the Ubuntu repos using either Ubuntu, Lubuntu, or Kubuntu.