Pumpaa and I just bought a new laptop acer 6930. And after 2 days of struggle i got it loaded with Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty jakelope. We are hoping to say bye bye to XP and not feel guilty of using illegal software. :-). I tried once before in 2007 but at that time ubuntu 7.04 failed to load with my earlier acer 5050 with Amd Turion X2. this time around I have the Interl core 2 duo and things are working about 90% stable. and recoverable.