I have a server which runs this site, and a few others. It was working just fine, but since I live in a household with multiple LANs and network connections, I wanted the server to be multi-homed so that it could be used to share to DNLA devices and other computers.
I downloaded the Beta 2 image of Ubuntu 12.10(amd64) today! I'm excited to see how it is, and it's booting on my laptop right now. I put it on a usb key with unetbootin, so I don't have to install it to my harddrive.
So you've heard about Ubuntu, and you'd like to know more? You've come to the right place. If you're looking for a tutorial, or a getting started guide, I would suggest refining your search, as there are plenty of places with that kind of information. This bit is only going to try to answer the question, "What is Ubuntu?".
I did a lot of searching for a solution to this problem. Any programs that I would run with Wine had horrible sound. It was almost like an underrun or something like that. I unfortunately don't have output from the terminal, but thankfully I do have a solution, as posted on Wine's wiki. Just to be clear, the sound I was getting was kind of scratchy, like a "farting" noise. I would get the same scratchy sound when using winecfg's "test sound" button, and it didn't matter what options I chose. So, here's the fix!
I downloaded Digital Universe, having read that it's pretty spectacular. Unfortunately, I can't get it to do anything. Not even a useful error. Here is the output that I am getting: $ ./milkyway.sh
bash: ./milkyway.sh: Permission denied
$ sh milkyway.sh
milkyway.sh: 1: milkyway.sh: ./partiview: Permission denied
$ ls -l milkyway.sh
-rwxrwxr-x 1 username username 35 Jan 21 2004 milkyway.sh
$ cat milkyway.sh
$ file partiview
I finally got access to Google Drive! I don't have any of the desktop apps because I use Linux, but it's a start. I am going to try to use it with my blog, as a way to serve images quicker than I can from my server.
 It didn't work. I had a broken image embed for a while, but it looked bad. It's gone now, but I'll try to make it work again later. If you've had success serving images from Google Drive to your blog, let me know how you did it in the comments below.