Edgy Eft

Ubuntu Linux is getting ready to release a new version – Edgy Eft. You can check out a list of goals for Edgy here, as well as see the progress being made on them.

I have installed the beta on three desktop machines now, and I must say, I am really impressed. For a beta, the fit and polish is really nice. It’s darn close to what a Linux machine needs as a Windows replacement. It’s snappy, even on my old P-3 machine – it positively flies on my P4 HT machine.

Is it to the point where I would replace OS X with it? I don’t think so. I don’t mind using a proprietary OS or programs – if they get the job done. If there is a F/OSS program that does as good of a job, or better, then of course I will use it. OS X is unix based, stable, fast, and elegant. It does the job for me, and quite well, at this point.

The old thing that I would like to see is better integration between Avahi (the mDNS stack) and netatalk (the implementation of AFS for Linux).

I have not really spent much time hacking on that particular issue yet – so check back for updates.

5 thoughts on “Edgy Eft”

  1. I would google the netgear – I have a WG511v2 that is hard to get spun up – but it’s possible. Most Netgears use the Atheros (sp?) chipset which should be out of the box compatible.

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