I want to address how I feel about Ubuntu's new Unity interface in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal.
"Ubuntu is now a Mac, blah blah...". Let's face it, Apple really did the Mac justice with window management in their OS X. Something Linux distros failed to do is fill this gap. This is why I fell in love with Ubuntu 11.04's Unity interface. If anything, Ubuntu took a step away from the Windows 95/98 era of stone age windows management and embraced change. People whine that Ubuntu is trying to be a Mac... Well, I argue Ubuntu is trying NOT to be Windows, a good thing. I also want to say the new startup menu in the top left corner is far superior to OS X. What do you know, Ubuntu innovated.
I been noticing the uproar in how people don't like Unity... I have one thing to say... Get over it. Clearly Ubuntu is trying to appeal to a more professional audience who want it to be their workstation out of the box. How is this so horrible? I have been using Ubuntu 11.04 natty on my new (well, a year old) laptop for over a week now. I have yet to see a crash or any sign of bugs/memory leaks.