Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) – so far so good

Just a quick update – I’ve been running Karmic for about a week now, and I am very happy with it.  It’s working great, running on my EEE 1000HE.  I’m excited to try it out on a ‘real’ computer (not just my wimpy – but awesome – little netbook).  I sort of got swept away by Jolicloud, and its pretty colors.  Oh yeah, and that invite thing always makes things seem that much more special.  Until that part wears off.  Jolicloud is made installing things really easy, but one thing that I started to realise after a while was that a lot of the ‘apps’ in the jolicloud ‘app store’ were actually just websites that were displayed on the desktop using Prism.

I’ve been able to get pretty much everything I want (so far) to run on Karmic, with pretty minimal effort – both Skype and the Flash plugin were really easy.  The Software Center makes installing standard software very straightforward too.

Google Waving

I just got google wave a couple of weeks ago. I am not too impressed yet, but maybe I just don’t get it. I wish there was a better way to search for people. From what I can tell, the only way to find people is if you already know their google wave account name. And it has to be EXACTLY correct. And even then I’m not sure if it works. It took me several tries to find my friend whos first and last names contain a total of 10 letters. Maybe I’m just a terrible speller.
I guess the point of this post is that I might be able to figure out Google Wave faster if I knew more people that used it. Or if I had a PhD in rocket science. Definitely one of those two things.

I’ve got 5 more invites – who wants ’em?