I installed it on sylvester (my venerable Dell Inspiron 2500 laptop) using "Sounder 9" (the Sounder pre-releases are known to install properly). First the problems:
- The supplied version of grub is bollocks :-) It's obsessed with ext as opposed to any real filesystems (XFS, JFS).
- Not an ubuntu problem, but I got my keyboard wet, which screwed things up wonderfully!
- The installer is dog-ugly - I'm used to anaconda.
What you get with this install is a fully-featured, working GNOME 2.8 desktop installed with everything you could actually want. Unbelievable.
This is only a preview release of the first version of Ubuntu and it's nearly as good as Fedora Core already.
It was also a piece of piss to get my prism54 card working properly - a quick look at the wiki and that was it. Fantastic. (The firmware was already in the right place). I'm loving laptop-mode, too. Clever.
I'm becoming a convert, and I've used Red Hat Linux/Fedora Core since RHL 4.1. Weird...