I’ve been trialling Ubuntu Hardy and been loving it. It just seems quicker and more responsive. Maybe thats just wishful thinking, but the boot times seem to have decreased as well….
As an add-on, I’ve installed Gnome-Do, an application that finds other applications based on a few keystokes. Just press the “windows” key and the space bar and then type part of the name of the app you wish to launch…..
sudo apt-get install gnome-do
Then add it as a session using the string gnome-do-quiet to get it to launch at startup