This was originally posted on my family blog on 5/10/06. I will be slowly moving the geeky stuff from there to this blog.
Real quick, two nice little things about Ubuntu that I have neglected to mention, but that show just how fine a Linux distribution it is.
I installed it on a second hard drive, along side my Mandriva install on the first hard drive. Ubuntu actually detected Mandriva there, and copied the grub entries into the Ubuntu grub.conf, so I could still boot Mandriva after installing Ubuntu. I could have done that my self easily enough, but that just made life that much easier.
The other I just noticed this morning. After all my messing around with mondo (which I have working quite nicely now, by the way), Ubuntu includes a Simple Backup Suite (nice write-up here). It's a nice little GUI app and the default settings are exactly what I would want. How cool is that?