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Hey Ubuntu, Stop Making Linux Look Bad

Nov 06, 2009, 00:04 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)


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"Ubuntu is starting to make dents in the commercial arena and that’s great, but do we really need fancy new features like Ubuntu One when basic functionality (that quite frankly should be solved in the 21st century) doesn’t work as expected? Isn’t Ubuntu supposed to “Just Workâ€â„¢? Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the release notes for 9.10 and read the 40 odd bugs for this “stable†operating system:

"Boot from degraded RAID array broken
File system corruption with so called “large files†over 512MB
Hibernation unavailable with automatic partitioning
Kubuntu package manager does not warn about installing from unsigned package repositories
No USB devices work on MSI Wind netbooks, plus flickering graphics
No Xv support for Intel graphics
Samba nmbd daemon not started during boot
System won’t boot with converted ext4 file system
Ubuntu Netbook Remix missing shutdown applet
Ubuntu One client corrupts data
Wireless kill switch segfaults kernel
X server crashes when using a Wacom tablet
..and others (plus more discovered after release)."

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