If you have not seen/read NixiePixel before, you must check out some of her videos on YouTube. For instance, The Top 5 Ways to Help Linux Virgins Make the Switch. She’s new to GNU/Linux but is very talented at showing the advantages of using GNU/Linux from the perspective of a user coming from that other OS.
She has a wonderfully clear expose on Ubuntu 10.04, skipping lots of technicalities and emphasizing the features that might appeal to a user moving from that other OS. It is so good I had an impulse to switch to Ubuntu myself. Fortunately, it came to my mind that I do not use most of the features that appeal to a young person these days with all their socializing, so I think I will stick with Debian. Check it out for yourself: NixiePixel Reviews Ubuntu 10.04.
It’s clear from Nixie’s review the kinds of things Ubuntu does to improve the user experience and to make things smoother for those leaving that other OS or just trying something new to them. If you check out her other videos on her site and YouTube you will see she thrives on trying everything in the way of action/eye-candy. It’s a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it.