"So just after Christmas while I had some time off I decided to
give Ubuntu a try. I already had Windows XP and Suse 9.1 Personal
installed on this computer, but who could resist a distribution
called 'Warty Warthog'? Besides, I've always wanted a native Gnome
distribution and a system optimized for using apt as a software
packager. During one long snowy night in Canada I kept notes
throughout the entire process. This is part 1 of 3.
"It had been well over a month since I ordered 10 free CDs of
Ubuntu and I have yet to receive any. But being impatient I just
decided to download the ISO myself..."