Finally forced to “upgrade” to 14.04
- Upgrader tool crapped the bed because my internet connection went down for 1 minute.
- Upgrader tool halted repeatedly, asking me if I want to overwrite my customized config files with default maintainer ones. No dipshit, merge the changes together. If you can’t figure out how, show me a 3-way merge with a nice GUI so I can decide which changes I want to keep. And DON’T INTERRUPT THE INSTALLATION FOR THIS AND SIT THERE DOING NOTHING FOR HOURS. Ask at the end of the upgrade.
- Gnome panel no longer exists. Just windows with no desktop. Have to run gnome-panel by hand?
- VNC stopped working, none of the proposed solutions work.
Uhh… I never modified this file. Why don’t you tell me if it should be replaced or not? Nice cryptic diff display, by the way.
Seriously? You’re so helpless that I have to manually merge the config files together? Files that were created by Gnome’s file sharing utilities, not by me editing the config file?
uhhhh… just hit Tab a few times and hope for the best!
I’m pretty sure upgrading the OS doesn’t change the filesystem structure…
if you wanted to challenge something claimed as stable and reliable, you should had gone onto debian. ubuntu is canonical's proposition to get a linux distro for a non-geek audience. that's why they have ditched gnome shell, kde and other desktops for unity. and all the issues you said for unity have been corrected in 12.04, which comes out thursday and i recommend it to you.
I tried Debian before Ubuntu. It’s even worse. At least Ubuntu tries to be usable, even if they have no idea what they’re doing.
Agh! Why is there a “Suspend” option next to “Log out”? Everyone knows suspend has never worked in Ubuntu and never will. Now I have to go hold down the power button until my computer restarts.
"but when you must fail, fail noisily"
Wow, Unity sucks. I mean, there’s like a nugget of a good idea there, but it’s an utterly failed implementation of that idea.
- The Appearance setting now does nothing except change the wallpaper and theme. Nope, nothing else. Not yours.
- Ubuntu has apparently chosen to reverse Unix tradition and fail silently. Is it still searching for “compiz” or has it failed to find anything? Some type of indication would be nice.
- You list “Apps Available For Download” in the main menu, but when I search for one of them, you just show me… nothing? (If you first select “Apps Available for Download”, and then search for Compiz, it will offer to download things.)
It’s a good thing Ubuntu provides an on-screen keyboard for all the times your Bluetooth keyboard will inexplicably stop working when it worked perfectly fine for months prior.
Ubuntu is not supposed to be " "stable", "reliable", "easy to use", "Just Works", or is somehow better than Windows." (at least as far as I can tell) It is supposed to provide an alternative to Windows (as Windows is really stupid if you are trying to compile something) and plus, it's free, so the fact that if boots at all is pretty amazing.