After 5 months of trying out umpteen different distros, Jaunty is finally working as expected! My Intel WiFi device was detected instantly and after installing the nVidia drivers, brightness controls are working flawlessly as well.. I couldn’t be happier! 🙂
The only remaining issue is getting the brightness function keys to work, but that’s no biggie.. I can live without that. The important thing is that I can bid Vista buh-bye and get back to Linux… finally!
About Jaunty, it’s a wonderful distro, no doubt. Probably the best I’ve ever used… It boots so quickly that I almost fainted the first time around. The overall performance seems to have improved too, and not to forget the user-friendliness part – Canonical seems to be putting in a lot of effort into this aspect. Plus I chose to use the all-new ext4 file-system which is working great as well.
It’s hardly been a day since I installed it, and Jaunty has managed to impress me quite a bit. Let’s hope things don’t go wrong in the coming days.. You never know!
Here’s a screenie of my current desktop:
And here’s a link to my .conkyrc in case you’re interested..