I installed (upgraded to be exact) the Beta of Ubuntu 8.10 and it’s by far faster and “just works.”
Yeah! My video in Skype (still waiting for Skype to get serious about Linux, or find an alternative) now works (so I can see that my cam is not showing my head) 🙂 Also working without extra effort: NVidia drivers and Broadband Wireless.
More updates when I have a little more time. If you have played around with it and find it better (or worse) than a previous version post away… oh and the new “DarkRoom” theme is McAwesome!