Ubuntu is a big step in the direction of user-friendly linux. :P
Pre-fabbed installs aren't necessarily bad, it's not like Ubuntu inundates you with mounds of shite that's really not needed. And the removal and install of components is still easy peasy. Ubuntu's default install is just a default profile. ^__^
You're right, of course.. However for -my- tastes.. and that is what linux is all about. personal preference... and for my -desktop systems- I prefer Fedora, for -servers- I prefer plain-jane Debian.. For my "tweak machine" (which I no longer have..) I prefered Gentoo. :)
But all of this is OT.
Back to Windows 7, I tried it, it seems nice, but my card isn't well-supported, so until I get a little free cash I can dump into this box for some upgrades, I'll probably stick with Fed10 and XP.
^^ exactly.. 96.85 is the version that windows update installed, and it -claimed- '08 Dec, however more involved details show files dated '06 and the version is .. 96.85, which was released in 06... and it's the latest "vista" driver on nvidia's site for my card, as well...