Unity online or: Ubuntu’s try before you download

Linux distributions already make it easy to try them out without comitting yourself beyond your comfort zone. Most will guide you through partitioning your disk so that you don’t lose what is already installed, and may provide live media which allow you to boot from a CD, DVD or USB stick and try out the distro without any risk whatsoever.

Canonical, the folks behind Ubuntu, have now made it even easier to try out their distro with a virtual desktop online (which I found via +rich scadding).

While Unity is not for me (Gnome Shell FTW) I do think that this is a great idea, and one that has been very well implemented.