Well, figured I'd reply with my progress on installing Natty Narwhal. After downloading, I installed it using a USB stick, and it went very quickly. Seemed much quicker than installing from a CD. I changed the boot order in my BIOS to first boot from a removable device but that failed. I had to press F8 during POST to select the USB drive to boot from it. Kind of surprised at that and I've no idea why it did not work directly from the BIOS setting.
Anyway, as I already knew beforehand, the new installation defaulted to the same old Gnome GUI instead of the new Unity GUI because it would not recognize my video card. No 3D - No Unity. However, 8 commands later through the Terminal and all was good. In case anyone else is looking for the commands to install Catalyst in Linux (not only in Ubuntu), here's the link that should get the job done. Just read, copy and paste.
Unofficial Wiki for the AMD Linux Driver
A short time later, I had wireless Internet working, all updates installed and my old wireless printer working. I'm still playing around with the new Unity desktop but so far it seems pretty slick and easy to use. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a change.
EDIT: For some reason, Ubuntu recommends the 32-bit version in their download page. I've no idea why. I went ahead and downloaded the 64-bit version anyway and it seems to be working just fine.
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