Every release cycle I put up the Ubuntu count down on my facebook and generally proclaim my excitement at the wonders of the latest installment of our beloved OS. Typically this is met with apathy by most of my friends, who are content with their windows and macs and are faintly aware that linux has something to do with penguins... For Natty however, I did get a few tentative inquiries, along side one or two pledges to try Ubuntu out.
My problem started here, however. Each of my interested friends had a go with my netbook, which I assured them they wouldn't break. It started off well, with most of them getting to grips with Unity, and the like, fairly quickly. But then it all started to go wrong when the questions began, and I soon found myself trying to explain KDE vs Gnome :/
I found that people coming from other OS' weren't equipped to understand the modular nature of linux, the aspects of community that surround it, and the advantages of open source, etc. and so couldn't see the advantage of switching.
So, hopefully I'll get another chance for Oneric, and I wanted to know from people who had successfully introduced Ubuntu to a friend, how you did it.