First tentative steps...
Well, Ubuntu 7.10 is successfully installed. I've played with the menus and seen what is what. I've got the updates installed, I've installed the proper video card drivers and I've even got the wireless network drivers working. Result.
So now that everything is nice and stable I'm going to attempt things which have a 99.9% chance of &*#%ing it all up.
I have a Wacom Graphire 1 tablet that I'd like to get working on it. I have a network printer which I'm going to try and configure correctly and whilst I've managed to install Azureus, actually getting it working appears to be a whole other issue.
Yes folks, I'm going to be crying out for help real soon.