Just finished installing this linux-like os and had to post a message. Its kind of nice os, open source and free of course. It all fits on one CD and has several packages that can be added after installation. Its truly an os-for-dummies, It was even easier to install then Red-Hat. I have also tried FreeBDS and now use the book (not free) as a door stop. Horrible. Never did get it installed correctly even after several weeks trying. But this Ubuntu os is the easiest to install that I have tried yet.
Now all I have to do is figure out how to use that gnu compilers. I love Microsoft compilers, and will surly regret having to put up with ancient vi.exe and awkward command-line compiles. Ubuntu does have a couple graphical text editors. And something called Kommander widget editor.
If you don't know what Ubuntu is, (this is all I know about it too so don't ask me any questions :) )
Ubuntu is a South African ethical ideology focusing on people's
allegiances and relations with each other. The
word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu
(pronounced "oo-BOON-too") is seen as a
traditional African concept, is regarded as one of the
founding principles of the new republic of South Africa
and is connected to the idea of an African Renaissance.