"On both systems, I was very impressed by installation
program. Not only did it look great, it automatically detected and
set-up all the hardware. Linux distributions, in general, have
gotten much better with this kind of thing, but Ubuntu 9.10 not
only worked great at taking a PC from a lifeless pile of chips to a
living and useful PC, it looked great doing so.
"It was also fast. How fast? On both my systems, I went from the
hard-drive starting it spin to the desktop working in less than
20-seconds. And, this let me remind you, is beta software running
on a virtual system and a not especially fast PC."