The first thing you will notice is the Unity Launcher -- on the left side of your desktop. It shows a stack of applications icons, one for every application that is running or the applications you want to have quick access to. It replaces the Start/Applications menu and the bottom panel / task manager. It seems to be easy to get used to, at least Matthew was up and running without an issue.
- The Unity dash can be access using the Ubuntu button in the top left
- The Software Center recommends software you should buy or just get for free.
- You just need to install Mediubuntu and Flash and 99% of the Internet works.
- Google video chat works with just a couple of clicks (Matthew likes phoning with his laptop, I am hoping I didn't teach him a bad thing)
- Clicking on the "File Manager" doesn't launch Nautilus, but a rather a simple file browser which isn't as useful, but one more click on the top right side makes it okay by loading Nautilus.
- Firefox and OpenOffice don't put their menus in the top global menu bar (top panel)
- I can't figure out how to add stuff to the Unity Launcher (I am trying to add the Educational submenu)
- The Broadcom wifi chipset crashes when I installed the B43 proprietary driver. It reminds me of 9.10 when the Huwai 3g radio didn't work.