"5. Power (non)management
How about some power management? Admittedly there’s been some
progress in this area, but it’s still rather limited, and,
since the world is rapidly moving to more mobility centered
devices, it should be a big bullet point on that feature sheet.
"6. A sound engine that works
Don’t ask how many hours I spent trying to get 5.1 sound of
Ubuntu using the Realtek ALC883. ALSA, PulseAudio, name your sound
server here, are all pretty crappy. Not to mention that it’s
a royal pain when the whole system locks up with PulseAudio using
99% of the resources playing a MIDI file."