I tried installing the latest release of Ubuntu (or, more specifically, Kubuntu) and I’m really happy with it. For a Linux distribution, the hardware detection is second to none. It found and installed the correct drivers for my video card and my wireless NIC without any input from me. That’s huge, because I’ve always wasted a lot of time getting those things working. I also got pptp working without any hassles. My system is in better shape then I ever had it with Gentoo and I haven’t had to compile anything.
Kubuntu23 06 2006