I had installed Kubuntu 5.10 (breezy) recently and have been hooked to it. I especially like the way it has good support for restricted formats, and the Ubuntu wiki helped me fix the jerky DVD playback as well.
Coming back to Madonna, I followed the normal routine... I popped in the CD, KsCD opened up, and started playing 'Hung Up', the first song in the CD. Konqueror also opened up and showed me the CD contents, and surprisingly, I see a folder called
Ogg Vorbis and there are
.ogg files inside! Just to make sure I'm not seeing things, I copied over the ogg files and played it in Amarok.
It seems KDE shows an Ogg folder and a FLAC folder view for any Audio CD, from where you can copy the "songs" and KDE will automatically convert it into Ogg/FLAC respectively on-the-fly when you copy it to your hard disk. How's that for ease of use?
Now, back to my deadlines ...