Linux has rapidly become as easy to use as (or easier than) any other operating system, even on laptops like my ThinkPad T43. Today my WiFi is working at the snap of my fingers while waiting at the airport gate. “Thank you” to all the NetworkManager contributors for making it so easy. Now, if only the FAA sees its way clear to getting WiFi on flights (and DC power plugs on more aircraft in coach). Of course, they’ll probably charge an arm and a leg for it… But at least before I got off the ground, I was able to commit a couple patches and grab some work from my Subversion server at home.