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Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Dear Ubuntu, for the last couple years life has been good. Every time I've shown you to a friend or family member, they've compared you to what they're familiar with--Windows XP or Vista, mostly--and by comparison you've looked brilliant. Yeah, your ugly brown color scheme was a bit off-putting at first, but once people saw how secure, simple, and reliable you were, the response was almost universally positive. But recently, things have changed ..."
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I've given up on Ubuntu
by AnythingButVista on Thu 13th May 2010 18:46 UTC
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The last version of Ubuntu (and the only one) I actually ENJOYED using was 7.04. Things went downhill with 7.10 and I just got tired of waiting.

Here's a summary of the Ubuntu experience. You have this feature you really use but it has an annoying bug that doesn't get fixed during the beta. No biggie, a future software update might fix it right? WRONG! Unless you've stumbled upon a security issue, you won't get software updates just for bug fixes. Unless you can recompile the software yourself (and why would you be using Ubuntu then?), you just have to wait for the next Ubuntu release and hope that bug is fixed. Next Ubuntu release comes in, and maybe that bug is fixed (usually isn't), but then you have to put up with one or more things that used to work on the previous release and now are broken! So, you go through the same waiting and hoping dance until the cycle repeats itself six months later.

Oh, and just because there are no BSOD's in Ubuntu that doesn't make it a more stable OS. I've seen way too many lockups, and when you have to restart X (which Ubuntu has made harder by disabling CTRL+ALT+Backspace), or power cycle your computer, your work session is as gone as a Windows session after a BSOD.

Thanks but no thanks. After trying out the latest Ubuntu from last month, I don't care anymore about Ubuntu Mac OS X.04, its App Store and iTuned music store. I want a reliable OS where I can really hope for bugs to be fixed and those fixes be posted as software updates without going through the OS upgrade dance every six months.

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