"What it points to is the alpha nature of the social desktop in
Ubuntu Lucid. Not the greatest thing for what is supposed to be a
long-term support release. Will they finally figure this thing out
in 10.10 or 11.04? I hope so.
"Just this kind of problem, in my opinion, is a very good reason
why the 10.04 LTS should have been more like a refined, bug-fixed
Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) rather than an alpha for what might get fixed
in Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04.
"My sense of the whole release philosophy is that
Canonical/Ubuntu wanted to make a whole lot of noise with a release
packed with a mix of real and imagined innovation (Ubuntu One
everywhere! MP3s for sale! Social all over! Mac-like buttons!
Purple!) and really forgot what an LTS release is all about:
stability out of the box."