A little confused

This isn’t available in the current version of blender right? http://www.blender3d.org/cms/Mesh_editing_rewrite.425.0.html

face select and edge select stuff

It’s in BF Blender, the latest CVS. Get it here.

The latest builds are always in the Testing Builds forum on Blender.org site forums. I always go there and get the latest build. It’s a good habit.