As I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago, I had trouble installing Fedora Core 5 earlier this week. What I did instead was wipe my machine and install Ubuntu Linux. I have to say I’ve been very impressed! My wireless card didn’t need any messing around with ndiswrapper… Ubuntu detected it and configured it automatically, all I needed to do was input the SSID etc! Now that is progress. I think it’s generally a more polished distribution than Fedora – they’ve obviously put a lot of effort into making it user-friendly. I’ve installed it onto Philippa’s machine and she’s had no problems to date, so that’s a good sign!
So, yes, I’m very happy with Ubuntu so far 🙂
The other thing I wanted to mention is DWR. Now, I’ve mentioned AJAX on here before. I think the stuff you can do with it is really cool. The only problem I had with it with J2EE was on the server-side. I had previously used ARSCIF (a good framework, by the way) to do my remote scripting, but it was a bit fiddly because it used quite a few servlets and I found things started to get a bit untidy.
If you’re involved with AJAX in a J2EE environment, I’d definitely recommend checking it out!
Sorry for the techy nature of this point, normal service shall be resumed soon…