Good timing! Yeah, I use Ubuntu 95% of the time. I have not heard of Cal Cube Timer. I know cube-timer works, but I'm not sure if it's the same one.
Send me a link and I'll have a go.
As for whether Ubuntu is better than windows... Thats a matter of personal opinion. It depends what you use the computer for.
If you do lots of 'games for windows', it won't do much for you. What it does offer is a stable, secure and highly customisable platform.
Ubuntu isn't necessarily more 'computer-like'. I'm not sure exactly what that means. I do know that it has helped me with my understanding more.
With windows if you have a problem, you normally search the net and get 50+ solutions, most of which involve installing a patch / keygen. A large number of these install all sorts of cr*p on your machine. With linux, a lot of the communities are very helpful and enable you to fix your problem with a few lines of code or ticking an option on your settings or installing a program from your distro's repositories. Software in repositories is all checked to be malware free.
My machine with Ubuntu running is as fast as the day it was bought. I can't say the same when running windows (and yes, I ran windows since win 95, and even had an early PC - an amstrad - that had windows 1 installed. But I don't touch vista with a barge pole!)
Windows 7 has some nice eye candy and good firewall, and lots of new software. Linux (whatever version) has MORE eye candy available than even OSX. For free. 95% of linux software is free.
If you don't like windows 7, you can choose to 'downgrade' to XP or Vista.
If you don't like Ubuntu, you can choose Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, OpenSuse, Puppy Linux, Linux Mint, Debian, Crunchbang, Xandros, Tiny Core, Feather Linux, Damn Small Linux, Slackware, Wolvix, gOS, Arch Linux, CentOS, PCLinuxOS...
If you don't like your style of desktop on windows, you can move the taskbar and change the colours. Or shut up and put up with it.
If you don't like Ubuntu's Gnome desktop, you could try KDE, XFCE, etc. Or you could just move the taskbars around and change the colours.
Enjoy the choice.
Oh yeah, I forgot. Got more than 1 PC? That's a massive cost for win 7. Especially if you install Office as well. Ubuntu actively encourage you to share your software copies with other people. For free. And comes with a full office pack installed with the default setup (OpenOfficeorg.)
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.