Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

April 23, 2007

Every 6 months I have the pleasure to install a new version of Ubuntu. Some days ago, I installed the latest version, 7.04 aka Feisty Fawn. As you probably already know, Feisty is the best release yet. The installation went smoothly, hardware detection (including WiFi) was top notch and everything feels more polished than ever.

I am using Gnome based Linux systems for the best part of the last 6 years. Since November, I am using Linux exclusively on my laptop (I have formatted the Windows partition). In general I am very happy, but lately I get the feeling that Ubuntu/Gnome are not progressing that fast any more. For example, I was disappointed that Compiz/Beryl is not included by default. Granted, it is now easier than ever to enable 3d effects and everything works smoothly, but after 20 minutes or so my laptop hangs :(