So after I few weeks (months?) off I decided to try get back on top of everything and what better way than to try out the latest image? If you haven't been keeping up with things, you'll be pleased to know that Raspberry Pi now has it's own distribution (sort of) - Raspbian. This is a version of the Debian distribution that has been compiled specifically for the Raspberry Pi.
It can be found here on the Raspberry Pi downloads page:
As always, you can write this using the standard DD process (see here for instructions).
Right - now let's boot it up and see what it's like! I'm using VNC to connect remotely as my TV is occupied (by Game of Thrones, so I'll let it pass). You can find out how to set this up here, or just use your TV or HDMI-enabled monitor.
So - I've written my card now and here's what I have:
You'll notice that there's no ssh file here, but I tried booting it up and found that SSH was enabled, so no issue there (I need it to connect over SSH, download VNC and remote in).
And that's it - I'm booted up. Nothing looks too different:
although I did notice that performance seemed quite good. Issues I saw in earlier versions (massive CPU usage from Midori, etc.) were gone.
And I'm back baby!!!