Whenever a new version of Ubuntu comes out I download the CD, run it in LiveCD mode and see if my Laptop (Thinkpad T43) works with everything included (video card – ATI, sound, Wireless card the Intel a/b/g wireless thingy) and succeeds in connecting to my home wireless network (using WPA2 encryption).
Previous versions usually missed either in the wireless card or the WPA (or it was really cumbersome to configure WPA).
I tested Feisty Fawn (7.04) and surprise, surprise, it works as advertised.
Everything was correctly configured and recognized including the cool new wireless applet for Gnome which found my network and even figured that its WPA.
Good work Ubuntu team! You are on the right path!
Being the geek that I am, I always find myself trying to figure out whether I should install a Linux distribution that simply works (up until Feisty Fawn there wasn’t really something that did that without further tweaks) or should I go 100% geek/developer and run Gentoo.
After all, if I’m going to tweak thing, at least give me 100% control over what I am doing…
I guess that from now on I’ll really have a dilemma…