And then, curiosity kills the cat.
I started in SL with a "windows" machine, and after some trouble, and experiments, a friend convinced me one day and gave me a "ubuntu" box. I must say, it runs stable, nearly never crashes. It is often, that, on an occasional shut down a reminder plops up "do you wish to save File X? It is open since 192 hours..."
When i need new software, i have a "software manager" where i type in what i am looking for, and i get a bunde of options to chose from. The software comes via internet, for free, installs itself, and runs smoothly.. mostly
With one big exception: OpenShot. My favorite video editor.
I had updated my ubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10, and wanted now to make the video for the seasons greetings. OpenShot did not start. Hmmm... I tried to poke and tweak here and there... and have spend almost 8 hours now, with deinstalling and installing - often just guessing what i am doing.
In the result, my login screen changed and some fonts (and i have no clue why that is so) - and all else is running fine (again)... but no video software :( I will hve to consult my friend, but that can not take place during the christmas days.
So stay tuned, the video will come, once the software is running.