Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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However, my initial expereince hasn't been the best. The basic install went fairly smoothly. Mind you it was a default install, so there is very little user interaction. Unfortunately that default install is a little wierd. No C compiler
Setting up the networking hasn't been easy either. I have to have 3 separate network profiles, to use my home, work and wireless networks. RH9 managed to do that automatically, and I could setup it all up, including the nameservers, via the commandline. Ubuntu seems to have everything setup to only allow access via the GUI interface. So now I have to click through half a dozen screens before I can select my network. THEN I can insert the network card! And if I change networks, dhclient isn't enough, I still have to click through the GUI to change the profile.
I also don't like the desktop menuing. I'm used to having a simple taskbar with my most used apps and moniters. So far I have yet to figure out how I can change, if at all, the default setup. There must be a way, but it isn't obvious. It certainly isn't via drag and drop or a simple GUI. Or if it is the latter, I've yet to find it.
On a good note I now notice that my Infrared port appears to be configured now. My phone has an I/R port too, so at some point I'm going to have to learn how to set that up. Might be useful when I finally get a GPRS/3G contract. I also have a 2.6 kernel at last too, which was one of the main reasons for the distro upgrade anyway.
I'm going to stick with it for now, and see how I get on. However, seeing as Fedora Core 4 has now released for testing, if I don't iron out my differences with Ubuntu, I think I'll be switching once FC4 is released as stable.