"You could say this is the end of a long *buntu experiment. I
used to distro-hop a lot more because it was fun, and it was great
article and howto fodder. But the past few years I've written a
number of books in addition to my real jobs, and I have a little
farm to run.
"That pretty much eats up every waking minute, and some of my
sleeping minutes too, so it's a medium-big deal to change operating
systems. Why do it now? One word: efficiency. The *buntus are not
dependable enough for me. It doesn't matter if it's a mature
long-term release or something fresher, they get in my way too
much. I will list a few examples; this not intended as any kind of
detailed criticism, just to give an idea of some of the issues that
became deal-breakers for us:"