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I run it in a VM
I have a Win7 Home Premium x64 laptop and I used the free VMWare Player to create a VM for Ubuntu. I'm new to the Linux world (started with Ubuntu 11.04) and don't really use it for more than curiosity, but I plan on updating when I get home to see what has improved. I actually liked 11.04 better than 11.10. The launch bar at the bottom just seemed to work more easily, and the removal of the program menu (or whatever it was called in the top left) made it harder to run stuff. I'm probably doing it wrong (again, I don't really use it much) but having to open a window and search through icons or type in a box and have it find it for me, just isn't as quick as clicking on a menu, dragging down a level or two, and clicking the link. I know I can change the desktop to just about any version/format available, but being the only IT guy for a company that's Windows based, I don't have a lot of spare time to learn all this fun stuff. In fact, I chose Ubuntu because it looked to be the most user friendly, updates and installs are relatively easy and automated. I've only had to go to a terminal window once, and that was to update the VMWare tools. It's a real pain when your not from that world.