In more good news, Canonical appears to be hiring two kernel hackers to work on sound and graphics stuff - this is awesome. I wish I could say I received an email from Mark Shuttleworth saying "please! please! no more of your cutting and highly influential blog posts! I'll hire some kernel engineers!" but no, sadly, my coruscating prose appears to have nothing to do with it ;). Seriously, though, this is a great move and it's nice to see Canonical continuing to move in the right direction.