With Ubuntu’s consistently growing fame, it was really simply a matter of time until someone did a good review from the user’s standpoint.
After toying with Linux on and off for years, I got my hands on a copy of Ubuntu Linux. I grabbed the ISO, burned it, and booted off the CD. The installation program was extremely easy to use, in that it was almost entirely automated. As I made my way through the installation, I wondered what it would be like once I had it all up and running. Having used a distribution called Slackware before, I was quite familiar with having to manually perform tasks. These tasks often included building support for media playback, wireless networking, and JAVA among other commonly used features. However, this go around, Ubuntu released me from many of the manual tasks. Let’s take a brief tour through Ubuntu’s installation.
Installation in Easy Steps
Once you pop in the CD and boot, you’ll be prompted to choose an install mode. If you’re installing for the first time and are using Ubuntu as a desktop system, simply hit enter for the default install mode. This default mode will more than sufficiently cover most new user’s needs. After screenfuls of text whiz by (fear not, these are all normal system checks and diagnostic messages), the text-based installer appears. Again, Ubuntu has made it relatively painless for a total newbie…. Source: Really Linux