I’m amazed at how easy it’s been to set up Ubuntu 7.04. I had broken a couple of things in the previous version, and I wanted to start over and get all the new features of Feisty Fawn that I had been hearing about. Well, much to my surprise, a lot had changed with MythTV as well. Check the link for more information, but it made it incredibly easy, especially since my Hauppauge PVR-150 card was supported in the kernel and I didn’t have to compile any new drivers for it. Crazy cool. I had a couple of minor permissions errors, but everything else seems to be working great!
A setup that took me literally about ten days to do has now been reconfigured in less than a day. This is what can happen with open source: things are just getting better and better (especially when hardware manufacturers like Hauppauge and Nvidia recognize the importance of open source as well).