If you don’t believe my previous diatribes on the wonders of Ubuntu, you can listen to Matthew Newton, who named Ubuntu number 27 in the top 100 Best Products of the year.
It comes in below Boot Camp and Craigslist, and above such wonders of modern technology such as Meebo, Flickr, TiVo, iTunes, and Rhapsody. (Okay, okay, scratch Rhapsody from the list of modern wonders.)
In any case, it’s the first Linux that I’ve worked with that’s both geek-friendly and void of sharp metallic edges. The average user will not inflict catastrophic harm on themselves or their machine while running Ubuntu, which is more than can be said for most operating systems, OS X excluded.
If you’re inclined, check Ubuntu out.