As I still haven't really decided how I'll finally install the Foxconn NT535, I wanted to give Ubuntu 10.04 LTS a shot. I installed it from CD (for a change, should have gone PXE, but I needed a CD anyway so I could repartition the i7 laptop... Which I still haven't turned on... *sigh*)
Anyway, during install.... Kernel Oops related to wpa_supplicant. This stalled the installation at about 79% and there was nothing I could do to get it running again.
Conclusion: the horrible experience related to wireless is not limited to the latest incarnation of Ubuntu. It's been there all the time. This means, most likely, that the firmware is absolute and utter crap and that's not their fault.
The remaining criticism stays valid, though. It also explains why my Fujitsu Siemens Amilo laptop worked just fine with 11.04, apart from Unity sucking and VueScan not running.
Luckily, I'm the type of person who separates data from operating system, so reinstalling anything is pretty easy.
According to my wife, I spend too much time with my computers lately. So, I haven't done much in the last days... I really should have found me a geek girl, or stayed single.