Added: 6th of October 2019
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It was around 2004 when I using Linux Mandrake 9, and still dual booting with Windows XP that Ubuntu appeared on the Linux scene. Apart from Linux Mandrake, most of my experiences with other Linux distributions up to this point had not been good.
I downloaded and burned the .iso file to DVD and started the install. Usually at some point like so many other distros I expected it to stall, but to my surprise everything installed without a hitch and after a reboot I was at the Ubuntu login screen.
Nearly all the devices on my machine where detected too, apart from the wireless network card. A bit of searching on google and this was soon fixed, that never happened before either.
After using Ubuntu for the first time, it felt completely different to all the other distributions I had tried. It was simple, less bloated and there seemed to be more focus on making it easier for people to use Linux. The other big thing was the introduction of Firefox, which made the whole Linux experience feel a bit more complete.
As the years past Ubuntu's popularity grew, and if you where one of those early Ubuntu adopters, I'm sure you might remember the excitement of waiting to download the latest Ubuntu distribution.
Later on we got the Nouveau driver and an easy way to install the drivers for your NVidia card and many other improvements.
One question still remains today "Adobe, when are your going to release Adobe Photoshop for Linux?". Remember you can run some versions of Photoshop in Wine.
To remember Ubuntu, I decided to set up a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu 4.10, Warty Warthog and grab some screenshots.
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