Allison Randall: I just installed Ubuntu 6.06 ("Dapper Drake") on my shiny new linux desktop. I’m quite happy with it. It seems almost too easy. X works, the sound works. I didn’t spend hours tweaking the configuration. It just works.
The new install surprised me. I booted off of “live” CD, saw that things were working, and went ahead with the install. As I knew that was coming, that didn’t surprise me. What did surprise me was the that at the end, I was simply informed that I could reboot into the system I had just installed.
What hadn’t occurred to me — even though it is obvious in retrospect — is that I had a functional Ubuntu system available to me — even during the install.