http://p0wnz.com/linux-for-regular-people-part-i If your entire computing life is online then go ahead give gOS a shot. If you need a more stripped down version of Ubuntu then you would like this. It requires less power and can run fine on old machines.
A screen capture using gtk-recordmydesktop on Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon tribe 5. It was smooth except for the black lines that move across the screen. Aside from that, this is a good idea of how cool this eye candy is Enjoy :)
720p Screen Capture of Compiz Fusion which is built in to the latest version of Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon 7.10. There are plenty more plugins to show but I just demonstrated just the ones I found most functional.