Maybe I've just been unlucky. But almost every time I try to install Ubuntu linux on a computer, the install fails. Whereas almost every time I try to install Fedora, it works fine.
I'm trying to use Ubuntu 12.10, because the HMRC software wants to run under Ubuntu. And I've tried to install it on about a dozen different computers. It only installed on one of them, and on that one it runs like treacle.
And the HMRC software doesn't work on Fedora. It seems to work, but as soon as I try to use it, it says it can't find an XML file (or some such error message that I can't handle).
I can't believe that Ubuntu is usually like this - if it were, no-one would be using it. Maybe it's just the 12.10 version (although I also tried 12.04).
It must be me. Ubuntu doesn't like me.
However. I've put a temperature sensor outside the house, so that I can know how horribly cold it is without looking at the snow lying all over the place.