Ubuntu is a free and open source Linux distribution. It has been awarded as being the most user friendly Linux distribution, and it arguably has the most functionality and beauty of all desktop Linux distros. What would be the economic and social benefits to the individual and society? Would there be any disadvantages to its adoption?

can i use the ipod to boot the initial start up of the linux os? and secondly, what step is next for adoption as the primary os? from vista.