So I spent most of the day wrestling with the installation of the necessary development environment so I could recompile the kernel. Then I spent a few hours playing with kernel options in order to get my network card to work.
Once I got that working I started in on getting my on-board sound to work.
As I’m fighting my way through all this it occurs to me – THIS – this continual futzing around, is exactly what I don’t want to spend my time doing. And this is exactly the problem the Zonbu box itself solves.
The Zonbu support staff do all the magic to make the box and the programs work properly, all you or I have to do is show up.
No installing/configuring/compiling/tweaking/tuning necessary.
Show up and it works.
That’s magic worth paying for.