is a "bleeding edge" distribution. Example, they are the first distribution to use the GNOME 3 desktop which doesn't work nicely with the latest and greatest NVIDIA and ATI graphics chips out there.
When the 3.0 kernels (basically 2.6.40 but Linus Torvalds, founder of LINUX, wanted to acknowledge the 3rd
decade of kernel development) were released, I thought that it would play nicely with dependencies from the 2.6 kernels.
I never liked Ubuntu. If I wanted to use a Windoze version of LINUX, Window 7 has been very good to me. I download and burn the Live CDs of the latest Ubuntus as they are released; however, my Internet connection isn't fast enough to download GBs of packages.
In my past life as a System Engineer, I worked with Slackware, Debian, Red Hat, FreeBSD and Solaris (both SUN and x86 versions). The former system administrator used 6 different OS to do things like mail, file serving, name service, web hosting, et al.