I’m back to linux for a couple weeks now. For the most part, it’s been fine. Over the weekend, I got my audio ripping situation resolved, after a series of questions and answers with the developer of rubyripper.It probably took me just as long as it did to configure ExactAudioCopy on windows.
However, my wireless internet suddenly decided to no longer work (no, really. I don’t think that I did anything to no longer function the same way as it had). So, I haven’t had wireless internet since Monday or so. I’ve posted a thread about it at the ubuntu-forums and am anxious to hear more.
EDIT: I ended up getting wireless to work again on saturday or sunday by just removing all of the extra drivers that I installed, reinstalling the wl driver.
Another suggestion to the linux community: why isn’t there a list of ‘most popular linux software downloads ?’ At least mac has versiontracker which can display the most popular programs, sorted by # of download. Since most linux users just download their software through the package managers in their distros, something like iusethis.com would work really well with linux users.
AT the very least, ubuntu should display which packages are downloaded the most from its repositories. I think that will show a good estimate of what’s being used in the community, and guide newbies (and old folks like myself) a relative idea of which software is being used by others (this, of course, presumes, the wisdoms of crowds).