Reporting from Ubuntu 11.10
Finally, a clean install that
>Doesn't choke at the very first mention of TOSHIBA
>Doesn't choke on my stock network hardware
>Allows simple network sharing for external machines (My roommate's router, for example is on one side of the house, so I hook up my xbox to my laptop and share the wireless connection for playing Live)
>Does everything else I ever cared to do in Windows (Up until this point, Linux has disappointed me. Or rather, I had no idea what I was really doing)
>Dat Unity interface
>Doesn't throw a bitch fit if I want to reinstall it.
These are all good things for someone who uses his laptop as an exclusive media center as well as IRC access.