Welcome to Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn!

Saturday, June 23, 2007 2:32 pm By BigLig

Two things - a realization that my D820 can run XP in virtualization without breaking sweat, and a weekend with nothing to do - lead me to dig out the backup drive and the latest Ubuntu live CD, and have another go at running Free software on my main production PC.

Now, previous attempts (documented in this blog) involved hours of getting Beryl to work, or the sound to work, or WINE to work, or to figure out a way to make sound work.

Now in 7.04 though, a menu option lets me turn on the proprietary Nvidia driver, and another one lets me turn Beryl on, and I click a button and it shows me my WiFi network (and my neighbours on both sides) and it all just works.

This feels rather wierd, like it's too easy. I'm going to put XP on via virtualization now, that should be painful enough to reassure me.