I installed Ubuntu from a cd the other day after building my Frankenstein computer from three old machines. I had a few hardware troubles getting it together. I used an old hard drive with Windows XP installed to get the machine going. Then I overwrote it with Linspire. That didn't inspire me very much so I installed Ubuntu. That inpired me well enough.
I didn't connect it to the internet until today. I wanted to get it secured first. My next post will describe what I did to secure my Ubuntu installation.