You need to fancy up your Ubuntu.
And, run it natively instead of in VMWare.
I don't have that copy installed anymore, as I needed to use the drive for something else today. But, I intend to install it again, and customize it like that on my laptop.
My server's running Ubuntu with and Counter-Strike: Source Dedicated server, and hosts my website.
I have it set up so I can remotely administer everythig on it, including remote control, shares, etc. It also hosts a lot of my music and downloads.
I just wish ATI could get their drivers right for linux. If it wasn't for ATI's crappy drivers, I could run CSS prefectly on it. Right now, it's really choppy.