I am very disappointed by Ubuntu 12.10 for the following reasons:
– it does not run smoothly on my nettop (Atom N330 + ION)
– it does not install on my old laptop, which runs a non pae CPU (Pentium M 1.6Ghz).
It’s now clear that Ubuntu only targets recent hardware…
I decided to move to a Ubuntu-based Linux Mint. I chose the Xfce version because it’s light and customizable. I am using the mintMenu applet as I am used to type with my keyboard to open files and launch applications (rather than click/unfold menus).
GIMX packages should work fine in both Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 13.