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