I recently installed Ubuntu on the computer I use at work, and am so much happier than I was running Windows. Ubuntu is a more user-friendly version of Debian, which is a godsend for laptops, since the installation process does all the hardware detection for you. I had tried Debian and getting X to work was a real pain. I then switched to Fedora Core 3 and decided it made me feel like I was in a straitjacket. Ubuntu is “just right” for me I think. Also, the releases have amusing names, like “Warty Warthog” and “Hoary Hedgehog.”
While browsing for extra LaTeX plugins, I came across the following:
arabtex (3.11-5) [universe] — Arabic/Hebrew macros for TeX/LaTeX
Arabic and Hebrew, eh? Maybe we can all get along.