What I like when I work with linux is the console. Instead using mouse to run Evolution to check my email, I just use:
then press “enter” button.
You can do to another program, such as:
type “xmms” for music
type “xterm2” for terminal
type “konsole” for terminal (Not automatically installed in Ubuntu Feisty, you have to download it with command: $sudo apt-get install konsole).
type “konqueror” for File Manager (Not automatically installed also in Ubuntu Feisty, you have to download it).
to close, just type “exit” and press “enter” in the terminal.