Here is a follow-up to my previous post where I mentioned I moved from a Win XP env to an Ubuntu env. Let me start by saying that I only ran with the Breezy Badger release for about half a day. I was fighting through a couple too many issues with getting the release up on my laptop so I simply pulled down the latest nightly build and am rolling with that. Amazing how much better things have been since. The install worked without any special boot params, and my display worked without downloading any special drivers.
Since the install I’ve spent a good amount of time downloading various stuff I need for Java development. I grabbed both JDK 1.5, and 1.4, Tomcat, Eclipse, ant, and mysql (still haven’t installed mysql yet). I also installed Thunderbird as a replacement to Outlook for work email.
-improve the fonts (they suck compared to Windows)
-get WIFI working
-get dual monitors working.