I formatted my 4 year old IBM Think Centre desktop. After that I could not get the LAN card drivers for my Intel ones. I did not know my motherboard number & could not get it on the board after opening the CPU box.Even IBM & Lenovo sites did not help-I searched for 4 hours.
Then I installed the Ubuntu 9.04 I received via mail. I chose Ubuntu as my parents use the desktop & it would be easier for them. All the drivers were built into it. I did not need to update anything from the internet for it.
Open source sure rocks!! This will satisfy the sceptics.