Well it is certainly the most polished linux system I've looked at so far, not that that's many, but clearly things are moving very fast. I created a boot CD and bosh... there it is.
Slight snag... Why, I wonder, can I ping google.co.uk and apple.com from a terminal session (proving that my dhcp-allocated dns is working) but when entered in firefox it times out?
If I feed in the ip addresses that the names resolve to instead, it's fine (except for community.novacaster.com, which tells me to contact the webmaster of the specific domain I was trying to contact ;-)
I would have thought that if a terminal session can get the address, so could firefox.
I've made sure direct connection is selected in FF, ie. no proxy or anything.