sorry for this late reply
your using Gnome , i recommend KDE for a start user , because Gnome is abit advanced
but still easy for me , 1stly yes you need to go throught many clicks , but if you download KDE it will be maybe 1 click
the special announcement of my post is ,
Ubuntu Hardy will be out in 1month and 8 days.
Ubuntu Hardy KDE will be based on 4.2 inshallah
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and KDE 4 is the latest technology for GUI Eye Candy interface , the easiest look the easiest use
kde4 answers all your answers brother ,look how easy is KDE4 ,
to get programs working is just downloading them through add/remove button which is in your start menu
and if you want to get windows programs to work just put the cd and install it will recognize it and use wine to install automatically , and to get softwares from the net / that is if you cant find it in the add/remove linux reprository then just search an intial discrition throught google and type after that ubuntu , forexample . i wanted a dock like in MAC OS X , and the repo has dock app's but i want something new maybe my repo doesnt have , so i search " ubuntu dock " then i see new dock apps which i can download , after installing any application from the net it will update automatically
whats easier then this , if people know its actaully easier then windows 80x/10times easier
Edited by alsheeba, 19 February 2008 - 03:16 AM.