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20 Ubuntu Karmic Annoyances

Jan 28, 2010, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])


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"My list of Ubuntu Karmic papercuts (okay some are big and most are application specific so they're not strictly "papercuts" - that could be easily fixed or were once working.):

"1. If you are mounting shares from disks on your network and you are using wifi, the shares don't unmount when you try to shut down. This is a major pain. (The pain is amplified because folks keep marking the bug "fixed" when it's not.) I switched from Hardy (and Jaunty) to solve another problem using remote shares, so this was a nasty surprise.

"2. Empathy won't set status to "hidden" or "invisible". (Empathy sets you to "busy" even if you choose "hidden") and Empathy won't let you set a default status. (There must be a reason that Empathy replaced Pidgin, but I can't detect what that reason might have been.)

"3. Empathy doesn't work easily (or well) with the Facebook chat plugin. Once you get it working, a major pain, Facebook contacts won't stay in their group."

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