These days everyone wants a graphical interface for this and for that, including a network manager to well, manage your network connections. Back in the days when wireless hardly ever worked in Linux anyway, who cared? But now that life is more than just DHCP on eth0 things need to get more fancy. Now that Linux has awesome wireless support, we’ve also moved to mobile broadband with a much faster pace than I ever expected. That’s all good.
Dan Williams has just blogged about the new NetworkManager 0.7.1 release which contains a slew of updates and improvements. I wonder whether the issue of suspending the laptop then resuming somewhere else and having it re-detect wireless access points in the new location has been fixed or not. Wait.. laptops can suspend and resume now too? Boy!