Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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upgrade hell
by tomz on Tue 31st May 2011 02:27 UTC
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I forgot to mention the key thing that made me dump it (for Fedora right now).

I customized it. It was suffering from Mono, so I removed that, the annoytification stuff, and lots of other things in a recent version. Then there was an update.

The update failed (I don't know why) but I managed to sync everything to get it working, but it put back all the trash and junk I spent time removing. It used to take me a few hours to tweak a new ubuntu install. Now it is an all day project and has to be done upon upgrade.

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