You know what? Fuck you Ubuntu!

I just had it with Ubuntu. I really had some honest and true hope for this distro but I just lost it after installing version 11.10

Canonical is trying to create a distro of Linux, so simple that, as the saying goes (and I’m paraphrasing), only idiots will end using it. In this version they have finally removed, from the default installation, all the components required by any Linux/Ubuntu enthusiast.
Sure it looks beautiful and the installation experience has nothing to envy from other operating systems, but the thing is, and I guess this is what Canonical doesn’t get, whomever installs Ubuntu is going to need all the shit you are trying to hide.

Here’s the thing: Let’s assume that my mom, my wife or any of my friends (well, not any, but about 99% of them) decide to give Ubuntu a try. As soon as they try to do something as simple as to play a DVD, go to YouTube, (try to) watch a video that someone posted on Facebook, or… just to mention a few of the most common tasks a newcomer will try, they are going to end receiving a weird error/warning message explaining that they cannot do that because of some stupid crap about a license and some software that needs to be installed.

Now, please Canonical, go ahead and explain that to my mom, my wife or any of my friends.
What happens next? Well, they call me.

So, what do I do? Simple, I launch Synaptic Package Manager and… wait, what the fuck? Where’s the Synaptic Package Manager?

And that’s just to mention one missing tool. In version 11.10 Canonical has decided to remove everything that WE (the ones who helped make Ubuntu what it is today by either developing for it or by simply sharing it) actually need and use.

Look Canonical, Ubuntu is not Windows nor Mac OS and, hopefully, it will never be. But because of that same reason you are NOT allowed to ignore those who put you in this privileged position of being “the third OS” and the most popular Linux distribution.

And what about Mono in Ubuntu?
Fuck all the fucking idiots and their conspiracy theories about Novell, Mono and Miguel.

Mono is, without a question, the best thing that could have happened to Linux and Canonical should embrace it with the same energy they do other things. Operating systems become popular because of the applications that are available for them, not because of the operating systems themselves and Mono is, by far, the easiest way to attract Windows developers to either port or to simply develop new applications for Ubuntu. Have you learned nothing… at all?
Remember this saying Canonical: “Developers, developers, developers!”

So after going through all the hell of reverting to the standard desktop, because I hate the Unity shit with all my guts, and installing MonoDevelop I find that my screensaver-settings doesn’t fucking work!
Not only the installer for MonoDevelop is broken, as it doesn’t install the C# compiler (holy motherfucking shit!), I just discovered that Canonical killed the screensavers scene altogether!

Yep, in Ubuntu 11.10 THERE ARE NO screensavers.

I did fix the problems with screensaver-settings so that the poor thing doesn’t crash when it finds it has no purpose, but I have decided that there’s actually no purpose in trying to revive a tool where the developers of the operating system insist in killing.

So, without further ado:

screensaver-settings is officially closed/dead

Oh! and FUCK YOU UBUNTU!

PS: That linux-hater guy surly had it right all along…

  • http://twitter.com/gasparov Luca

    Ubuntu is one of the linux distros mate, thare are many others you can try. Ubuntu is for noobies, just get on their forums:” I have problem x with transmission, a bittorrent client” Answer:”install wine and utorrent”…WTF!!!!

    Try archlinux or gentoo if you want something else.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      I think you are missing the point.

      Notice the rant is about Ubuntu, not Linux in general and, although I understand it is intended for “noobs”, as you say, that is no excuse to alienate hardcore/power users. Basically, that’s what the whole rant is about.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_APQBG5XUWQRHT7NLPL6RZNZDII Trent

        Ubuntu for ‘noobs’, not so much. I’m have good experience with Ubuntu, and it’s not too user friendly when it comes to making it do exactly what you want… which is why I constantly switch back and forth from linux to windows. All linux distros are pretty much the same, just with a different user interface. That like saying the windows 7 home premium is better than professional. The only difference, really, is that the games aren’t already installed and readily playable.

        Off topic-
        :(  I’ve noticed that linux in general sucks.  And so does windows.  And so does mac.  Linux has irritating dependency problems and half of the programs just DON’T WORK RIGHT, Windows has a serious problem with viruses (installed Weatherbug.. yes weatherbug, and got a virus), and Mac is just way too proprietary.  You want free bullshit, go with Linux, you want some kick ass games, go with Windows, you want decent stability, go with Mac.

        • Cav

          Can I make a late comment ?
          I just realized that Ubuntu was the cause of death for a great piece of hardware, the Diablotek (Great Wall) U310 all in one PC in a keyboard !
          I’ve bought 3 of them, preloaded with the ugliest, slowest, most useless piece of shit OS in the world, UBUNTU. With Unity.
          If the hardware had come preloaded with DOS these things would be selling like hotcakes for control applications and the like.
          I’m an OSX user for the most part, it works well, intuitive and fast and nothing in any way like that clunky unity imitation but sometimes I have to use Wincrap just to get the work done. So 2 of my keyboard PCs now have XP on them and one has DOS!!!.
          Thanks for letting me get this out of my system, I just flushed ubuntu out of one last night.
          Good riddance !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_APQBG5XUWQRHT7NLPL6RZNZDII Trent

    but yes, I agree, Ubuntu isn’t stepping foward, just a shitty step to the side.

  • Charles Maglaughlin

    I 100% agree. Now I have to go back to 11.04. Castrate the moron who did this!

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      For me, Ubuntu died in version 10.04
      Using the 7/8/9 series was an amazing experience, but after 10.04 things started to change and you
      could even tell from the pretencious attitude of the mods at Canonical forums.

      I have just installed Mint/Cinamon on my (now very old) laptop and it’s working wonderfully. Sure, it is based on Debian and there are many pitfalls caused by this new minimalistic/apple mentalitity, but still, it is a lot better than any post-10.xx version of Ubuntu.

      I mean, I still feel like I’m the one “in control” of my computer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4F5ABNHADVXWE3BQAUTFTDMDPU Joey

    I’ve been on Ubuntu since 8.10.  Not long I guess.  I’m pretty pissed also,  I’m a unix admin. I feel like Ubuntu was really close to wiping out the competition in every hardcore windows user’s mind. I say, let’s all go through proper channels and let canonical fix it. compared to 9.10.  I think 11.10 sucks. 
    I don’t think anyone from cannonical will pay much attention to this though.  Please, Let’s do this right, cuz i fracking hate this too.  Unity has some neat things. But why strip out really good tools.  Please lets make a list here. add to it. then Everyone go write a formal complaint to  community-council@lists.ubuntu.com about the list as it grows. over and over.  that’s what it will take my freinds. pleas keep adding to this list and repost it for easy cut and paste.

    Attention council ;

    Ubuntu has broken and or removed the following features we, the people making up that ring which is your logo, feel have been standard features of Ubuntu that we do not want to do without.

    1. An unaltered Gnome 2 desktop option.
    even after installing the fallback package we can’t even drag an icon to the main menu bar attop the supposed gnome classic desktop.

    2. Compiz is not a fraction of what it used to be.
         I told a co-worker all about compiz and was embarassed
         when all I could do was a cube.  no  top / bottom image, no cylinder, no sphere, no fire painting, my w/wiper was busted on the rain, fire and many other extra affects were removed, there’s like 3 now where there were 20 or so before. I spent 2 hours just to get the damn cube to work where I never had a problem before.  I thought compiz fusion would help, it’s broken.

    3. user settings manager is completely stripped down.  Yeah I need to be able to point and click to prevent Joe from using a usb drive.  bring back that cool user manager app.

    4.  went to set my screensaver to flip through pictures of my daughter.  wtf, it’s completely gone.

    5. told that co-worker how easy it was to get themes and such just like in windows… wtf , it’s gone too.  we have a choice of 4 themes.  brilliant.

    6. gufw ,  looks like crap now.

    7. broadcom drivers missing had to install packages to fix.  somehow the wireless driver seemed to work during install though.

    8. power settings stripped down.

    9. synaptic pkg manager.  yeap, we like it.

    10. banshee is not working well, turns gray and locks up,  I have a quad core / 4gb ram.   I liked rythem box.
    same hardware has worked trouble free in other ubuntu versions.

    11. online accounts – what is it ? ok, account type can be google. only google.  huh.  where in the world wide web did I create that account.  Oh yeah, it was GOOGLE.  LOL.

    12.  help me out folks….

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      Yep… you pretty much nailed it.

      I specially liked this part:

      “…we, the people making up that ring which is your logo…”

      Well, I don’t really care anymore — since the day of this post I haven’t used Linux again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/allan202 Allan Sheldrake

      well it wiped out linux ya cant download that anymore with out paying for it i loved linux

  • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

    Yep… you pretty much nailed it.

    I specially liked this part:
    “…we, the people making up that ring which is your logo…”

    Well, I don’t really care anymore — since the day of this post I haven’t used Linux again.

  • Callme Shane

    After praying to the one eyed god for a long time, I was an early adopter – anything to get away from Microsoft and their bullshit naziware and when Ubuntu finally became practical instead of a programming lesson – just to install, I came on board full time with it.

    Have been using it for a long time – but when 11.10 came on the scene I just clicked that this is a fucking bullshit trip.

    An OS is just a tool to facilitate me transforming my ideas into practical results – nothing more, and in fact the less “glossy fuckwit interface” it is, the better it becomes and vis versa.

    So I switched to Xubuntu – an Xfce version of it and with lots of downloads etc, it’s fucking brilliant.

    Kind of like Windoze 3.11 – it’s just a functional adjustable interface, and it’s simple, it’s just menus and functions and results….

    So yeah go for the Xubuntu version – it’s what you want if you want to work for a living instead of being distracted by stupid shit for stupid people by stupid people.
     
    Login

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001961161365 Dalton Cash Cullison

    1313564657483564.354135664 agree i hate it so much that i want to run it over with a car

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001961161365 Dalton Cash Cullison

    i like microsoft better 

  • fintel

    Every release just gets worse and worse. I can’t stand it anymore. At work my deadlines keep getting missed because ubuntu decides in the spirit of the moment to update something that ends up breaking it instead. FUCK YOU UBUNTU and hello MAC.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      I feel your frustration and, honestly, at this moment, I’m not sure what OS I’ll be using next year.

      Windows Dumb (aka 8)? Don’t think so.
      Linux-based distro? Probably, but which one?
      MacOS? err… no. Never.

      I guess I’ll have to stick to Win7 until it becomes obsolete.

      What the hell are these product managers thinking?
      OSs used to be exciting. Every updated brought new stuff, useful stuff.
      Nowadays, OSs seem to become more crippled as their version number increments.

    • Gunnar Forsgren

      And this is exactly what the grand conspiracy is after accomplishing !! They managed to kill Ubuntu which was close to wipe out the competition. Now with the latest versions the performance is down to maybe 25% of what it used to be. God knows what the OS is occupied with doing these days. Some sleep statements I presume.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001961161365 Dalton Cash Cullison

     i agree and also 12.04 it will keep freezing i tell my dad we should go back to windows 7 or xp

  • http://www.facebook.com/anandwpps Anand AH

    1000% agreed
     
    Trying to install wine since last week

    shit says waiting for jockey backend to exit. and it may take a millenia for that FREAKIN JOCKEY_BACKEND to exit

  • Ashiqur Rahman Ashik

    I am from Bangladesh and was a good fan of Ubuntu. But it’s too bad what they have don to the distro. I hate ubuntu 12.04 It’s completely bull shit. You know i can not use my favorite rgba transparency, compiz fusion & emerald theme. I am trying to go back to my ubuntu 8.04 version. Unity is also irritating. They made us slow and it sometimes more irritating when want to open same window like home twice. Hate for this bad ubuntu.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.mcgarry.71 Steve McGarry

    This is the love child of Windows Vista and the iPhone.. Absolute shit.. No, not “the shit”.. just shit.

    It takes several minutes to just open a program, when before it was on the top menu, all handy.. Maybe I could complain about more stuff if it didn’t take so long just to switch between applications.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kmhaga Kwezi ‘qazo’ Mhaga

    thank you! Finally someone that shares the same peice. My modem only works on windows so, basically have no internet conection when i boot ubuntu, so i can’t install g++ and the other guys… I downloaded the precise liveDVD since i thought it was a workaround to getting most building tools, that makes sence, right? But to my dissapointment… I think im heading over to greener pastures, im thinking of giving slackware a chance, any comments on that?

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      I haven’t tried Slackware.
      Since I need a Linux distro that can fully support Mono and MonoDevelop I’ve decided to go for openSUSE.
      It sucks in many aspects but, at least, Mono and fully supported and I can work on my cross-platforms projects.

  • PISSED OFF TECHIE

    Hell yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNITY IS THE STUPIDEST PILE OF FUCKING SHIT I’VE EVER SEEN IN THE COMPUTING WORLD !!! I want to find the idiots that developed it and break their fingers !
    Thanks a ton now I have to find a new OS to put on my customers computers , your actually costing me money!
    Do you really think I would donate money to you ?!
    Yeah right !

    • ben andrews

      ubuntu is the shittest fing nown in the history of shittyness u cant play minecraft u cant do any FUCKING FING FUCK U UBUNTU I HOPE YOR CREATORS BURN IN HELL AND THERE FAMILYS

      • ben andrews

        fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfucckfuckfuckfuckfcufkcufkcufkcfucfuckffucfucfucfucfucufucufcufucufcufuucufcfcfuufucucfufufu U UBUNTU I HATE U FUCUVUFHICBOR VFDNV.LFDKNBV.,NV.,D JN,.DN,FGN BFKB CLCNBLFGNVCDNB.,NB.FD/NR;LNBRL;BN FUCKFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK

      • Brain cancer

        yes that is the spirit keep it up man

  • http://www.bestbackgroundchecks.com/ Dave Jordan

    This is old, but what the hell. I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop to try it and to avoid buying W7. It worked well for about a month, but now I’m getting the F^&KING screen flicker and can’t fix the F*$KING thing. I’m a newbie and don’t know jack about Ubuntu, and this issue is driving me NUTS. Guess there’s a reason it’s going to remain about as obscure as an honest politician.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elphias.knightengale Elphias Knightengale

    odd that you all have negitve things to say about ubuntu, i use 12.04 and have no problems at all, i even have all the orginal ubuntu screensavers installed, and unity is totally customizable, i’ve watched ubuntu grow from a os that could bearly surf the net to something that i am proud to run on my $1,300 laptop. on top of that my customers LOVE it. so i really don’t see why you all hate it so much, if you can’t figure out how to run it, then i ask, who is the idiot?

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      The fact that you can customize it to fit your needs is, indeed, a great thing.

      But, the main problem is that, out of the box, recent versions of Ubuntu seem to be targeted to “normal” users, which is fine, but doing so Canonical has butchered all the things that made it so popular among Linux enthusiast as most of the people who have posted their comments on this blog.

      Why do you think Linux Mint is gaining so much momentum?
      Mainly because:

      - It is based on Ubuntu, so it’s a proven great platform and provides access to the huge Ubuntu/Debian apps ecosystem.

      - It ditches Gnome3 and that Unity madness in favor of lighter UI stacks.

      - The community around Mint hasn’t had the time to grow arrogant as the surrounding Ubuntu’s.

      - And, overall, it provides that great out of the box experience that you used to get with older releases of Ubuntu.

      I understand the now-a-days need to dumb-down operating systems in order to attract new users — but I refuse to take that argument as an excuse to remove, change and just murder the parts of the operating system that helped it become an important contender in OS market-share.

  • Phill

    I agree, and Ubuntu 12.04 is even more worthless. I upgraded from 10.10, and it broke my video, X Windows, and sound drivers…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/aston.villa.908 Aston Villa

    Let me put this in a very polite way:

    I really really tried getting used to Unity, but there are no ways of continuing so. The global menu bar is a joke: shouldn’t it behave just like the OSX bar? Why can’t I see the menus at all times while I am in the application? Crap. This is just crap.

    I don’t know WHO is the person behind this, but this NAMELESS person must be thinking is above truth and knowledge, which he’s probably not. And I’d like to point out that no human being is immortal, we should not take decisions as If we going to stay around forever, because life might surprises us.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      Very well put sir. Very well put!

  • Emmanuel Reynoso

    Honestly, whenever I install ubuntu it’s 10.04 LTS for me :)

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  • mickrussom

    Ubuntu is garbage. Its a messy dump, it changes all the time, they have ADD ADHD, they eliminate well known wats of doing things in favor of new ways without documenting them, canonical is a dumb cancer loser dump. Ubuntu in production stinks, the packaging actually sucks, the updating is ruthless, 1gB per motnh, its unstable, stupid , breaks ancient workflows, its bloated, and simple things like vmwaretools barely work. The canonical people are scum, they make a mess, break things, support is laughable, and this is the worst direction linux can go in. Developers used to be humble and keep the way things were and are and build around stuff that works.

    Now the clowns break everything and before they fix their new bastard child they move on calling anything over 6 months old old junk.

    Meanwhile mainframes run in production for 15+ years without a peep.

    So much for these clowns.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      Ok, now take a deep breath and… breath… ;)

  • Ace Ginger

    I’ve only been a user of ubuntu for about a year, and only from 10.04 and above, and I recognize that unity essentially ruins the operating system. My favorite distro 10.10 has now of course been killed, which makes it impossible for me to download software. I was willing to give unity a try for about 3 days before i cracked. I was willing to try to work around unity with things like MATE for about 2 weeks, I was willing to keep using ubuntu 10.10 despite that I cant get anything new with it for about a month and a half. I have gone back to windows 7, and I really hope that canonical realizes that this will kill ubuntu. AND IF THEY MUST INSIST ON UNITY, then even still they could make compatibility options for gnome 2 and the old way. In the settings you could just open up a manager, change the settings to gnome 2, and just get on with life. That seems to me the best way to do it. Since most people who like unity are the non-advanced users, then maybe canonical could make unity the default. But my lord, there absolutely must be gnome 2 support or I will slander the idiots who make the crap and will refuse to acknowledge ubuntu as a viable os until they do so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allan202 Allan Sheldrake

    i am with you brother i fucking hate ubuntu i had to install it because my windows shat it self now and i have trieds to repaire it but i am having a fucking hard time trying to download anything or install anyhting ie like a simple fucking programme because it dont reconise any .exe files what the fuck

    • justextreme

      You are a retarded faggot. Exe files are windows only. Eat shit and die before you reproduce you little cocksucking arsehole.

      • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

        You should really learn to take a joke…

      • Newman Fertig

        Did you say arsehole? What’s an arse? Dude, the dude is saying he is agreeing with you and come at him all big and stupid like. Lighten up Francis.

  • Gilbert Straight

    I installed Linux 12.04 today, Just something else I had to delete my computers hard drive was probably laughing at me over that one

  • perfectlyreasonabletoo

    Trying to simply install “TestDisk” on my Ubuntu USB stick. How the fucking shitsucking hell do I install this goddamned “TAR.BZ2″ shit? This garbage is why nobody is ever going to use Linux.

    Give me a motherfucking “INSTALL THE SOFTWARE BY DOUBLE-CLICKING THIS FILE, ASSHOLE” button.

    • Newman Fertig

      You should go back to Windows bud. Linux isn’t for everyone. You need to approach it like a hobby almost, and then without realizing it, you’re quite proficient with it. But you sound like you’re a long long way from that.

  • Ashy Larry

    I’m trying to just install the mother fucker (turns out my graphics card doesn’t like it) finally after a fucking day of dicking around with this horse shit I get a desktop that lags so bad it’s unusable.

    CAN ANYONE PLEASE RECOMMEND A FREE LINUX ALTERNATIVE? (one that won’t take a shit with a computer using an nvidia graphics card)

    FUCK Ubuntu, fuck it right in it’s ear.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      You may want to try Linux Mint.
      It is similar to Ubuntu (as it’s also based on Debian), but without all the crap.

    • Newman Fertig

      Bodhi Linux, but guess what…based on ubuntu. But it uses the Enlightenment UI, and it’s speedy quick. Try it.

  • async2013

    Bunch of loons. Ubuntu 13.10 is fantastic and brings linux to the masses more, now go back to your hole you will find its time to hibernate

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      If you just new how sad you sound…
      Next time you care to comment, please, try a little bit harder.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      If you just knew how sad you sound… is canonical paying you?
      Next time you care to comment, please, try a little bit harder… and , at least, try to make a point, based on my arguments.

    • mickrussom

      Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong. Yer wrong. Yer wrong. WRONG.

  • Paul Ber

    Yes F Ubuntu. They break what work every time. Wifi drivers suck and don’t work. Back around 9.04 to 10.04 there never was a problems with wifi driver. Going back to Mint or Zorin. So Ubuntu and Mark Shuttleworth you can have the middle finger.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      WiFi drivers are a gray and delicate area, mainly because most WiFi hardware manufacturers, in order to cut costs, move the hardware firmware to the drivers (software) side.

      Consequently, WiFi drivers are expected to include a piece of closed/proprietary code (that should have originally been integrated into the hardware chipset) in the drivers.
      So, if the manufacturer doesn’t provide native Linux drivers, you’re “almost” out of luck.

      As much as one would like to keep the Ubuntu hating theme, in this case, this is not something that Canonical, nor any other Linux distro, can be blamed for.

  • AnotherGeek

    By the way, who in here had used ubuntu for the longest time(yrs)? I’ve been using ubuntu for about 6yrs. Thanks to Cannonical and opensource community for sharing this for free.

    • Newman Fertig

      I’ve used it going back to about 1997 or so. Bought a box from Dell with Red Hat on it. I had no idea how to log on, had to call tech support. Funny.

  • Bruce Harrington

    I started using ubuntu 6.04 and quickly went to ultimate ubuntu . I’ve used every version since, IE: 6.10,7.04, 7.10, ect stopping at Mint 9. Switched to Mint after 9.10. 8.04 was the last good ubuntu distro. The retards at cannonical and other distros as well, don’t support anything longer than 3 years. WTF, windows XP (12yrs old), still most used OS in business and medical in the world. These dumb geeks never finish or completely fix anything. They just go on to make another broken OS worse than the last one. THEY ARE CLUELESS!

  • Brain cancer

    Ubuntu is giving me brain cancer. I am about to trash my computer and migrate to Siberia. Keep hating. Fuck Ubuntu and Unity, whatever that is. Fuck them all.

  • Brain cancer

    Fuck Microsoft too, fuck Apple, fuck computers in general.

  • Brain cancer

    But not GTA V.

  • Brain cancer

    I want to take back my previous statements. I would feel bad if my post got people to not try Ubuntu. I was in a silly mood. Actually I really love Ubuntu. More and more so. Sure it is pretty difficult to handle, especially in the beginning. But after reading many guides, doing different tutorials I am actually getting the hang of it. And I really like it a lot and I feel I am learning so much about computers and how they work. Things that Windows doesn’t encourage you to learn or try, Ubuntu does. Typing these crazy commands in the terminal, such fun. Under Windows my pc was a slow, frustrating mess, a piece of garbage you couldn’t do anything with. And now, wow, this old machine is doing things I never imagined possible. 3d shooter games like Max Payne 2, playing Bluray films. It runs fast and smooth. The Ubuntu help community is lovely. Any problem you have, in the forums there are people willing to help you, really taking time to go into the problem until it is solved. And the most amazing aspect of all, it is all for free. Totally free. You need a program for this or that, most likely its there to download, for free, no shitty extra programs with it, just that what you need. No man, my deepest gratitude to all those people making all this. I really see new and better for future for people in this movement. A different mentality. Where Windows, or Apple have that passive aggressive, arrogance around itself, that stench of profit lust, the Linux community creates a much more relaxed and friendly environment. Hard to explain, just feels very different. It’s like this, you’re not any longer a customer, but more of a member, contributor.

    So again, my apologies for my previous statement.

    As for the writer of this article. I believe his issue with Ubuntu goes down to the level of programmers and developers, people that actually worked on the thing. I can’t say anything about that.

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      I almost stopped reading at “after reading many guides, doing different tutorials I am actually getting the hang of it”.

      OS X is based on BSD (which is similar to UNIX/Linux) and I have NEVER heard of anyone having to open the Terminal to do anything.
      Sure you can do magic in the console… but Apple has managed to create an interface that for 99.99% of its users it is completely unnecessary.

      It’s like having a touch-based interface where you need to use the mouse to complete some tasks. Ridiculous!

      But that’s beside the point of the main post.
      Although mainly focused from a developer’s point of view, the fact is that Canonical is trying to re-invent the UI and UX… and they are doing it wrong.
      That is it; nothing more.

      • Jadon Levesque

        Except that OSX is based on Unix, because BSD is Unix…

        BSD isn’t similar to Unix, it is Unix.

        • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

          Wrong.
          Both Linux and BSD are “based” on UNIX, translation: they are NOT UNIX.

          http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-differences-between-linux-and-bsd/

          • Newman Fertig

            Wow, in Wikipedia. Then you must be right after all. (Last time I checked, Wikipedia was still open to anyone for editing).

          • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

            Refuting an argument by questioning its source requires that you provide a source of your own.

            Since you failed (miserably) to do so, let me do it for you (third paragraph): http://coe.berkeley.edu/about/history-and-traditions/1977-berkeley-unix.html/

          • trollarc

            As a consequence of the open structure, Wikipedia “makes no guarantee
            of validity” of its content, since no one is ultimately responsible for
            any claims appearing in it.[168] Concerns have been raised by PC World in 2009 regarding the lack of accountability that results from users’ anonymity,[169] the insertion of false information,[170] vandalism, and similar problems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia#Accuracy_of_content

          • Bad Horse

            Linux isn’t even a branch. It’s a new codebase. So I guess it’s not unix at all.

          • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

            If you want to continue to focus on semantics… then be my guest.

            Linux is to Unix, as ReactOS is to Windows.

            This is what I meant in my original reply. The word “based” does not imply that the linux code, for example, inherits directly from the original UNIX code base. It is simply “based” on…

            Get it?

          • trollarc

            I would like your post, if it weren’t for the anti-semantic commentary.

          • flobbie

            its (a) UNIX

          • flobbie

            there has never existed a single operating system that could be called THE unix !!!

        • Newman Fertig

          BSD isn’t Unix dude.

          • Bad Horse

            Google it.

  • anon

    i switched from windows 8.1 on ubuntu 3.10 and i taught it will be better but it is even worse cannot install network printer problems with skype internal errors mozilla crashing after few seconds doesnt see external hdd well its the worst OS i ever had. cheers

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      I hope you meant 13.10

    • Jadon Levesque

      Printer: Google it.
      Skype: Get Google Hangouts. It’s better.
      HDD: Google it.

      Judging by your spelling and grammar, I assume you aren’t the best with computers- I’ve found that most people with horrid english tend to be the ones that aren’t very good with computers…

      • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

        Not necessarily.
        Since you like google so much, try googling “dislexia”.

        • Jadon Levesque

          Haha.
          I say google to Print and HDD because it can depend on the type you have- Not all printers have the same setup process as others, some may have nice extra features, etc.

      • Newman Fertig

        Jardon, printer: google it? Obnoxious jerk: google it.

  • FCKLINUX

    FUCKING FCK LINUX CAN’T EVEN FCKING WRITE FILES TO MY FCKING USB NOW I HAVE TO GET THE FCK UP OUT OF MY FCKING BED AND FCKING TAKE THAT FCKING USB OUT OF MY FCKING TV TO MOVE THE FILES AGAIN FCK YOU LINUX FCKING FCKTARD OPERATTING SYSTEM WERE MADE TO FCKING MAKE YOU MISSERABLE FKCING LIFE EASIER. HOW FCKING HARD CAN IT BE TO MOVE A FCKING FEW FILES.

    • Jadon Levesque

      “The computer thinks, it’s the people that don’t.”

      You don’t know how to manage permissions, and you blame an OS? A simple Google… Unless you lack the intelligence to use your web browser?

      • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

        I agree with you… but the thing is that, with Linux, the “use google to fix a problem” becomes an everyday task.
        This does not happen (that often) with Windows/MacOS.
        And the problem is that it has been this way since day one.

        • jjcase

          It sure has been a journey since trying out ubuntu 13.10 ,32 and 64 bit versions. Now even the windows install disk wont boot up after bios selects it as primary boot, neither will DVD movies play, must have messed up something after Ubuntu install! Im afraid to try some shooter games, hehe, if wine allows it. Not to mention you have to pay for Crossover, to keep it. But im not complaining…

      • David Warfield

        GOOGLE AND uBUNTU’S WEBSITE FIXXED EVERYTHING. well the sound but who cares if it pings. movies work, cds play, all i care about.

  • William Holden

    Fuck linux, FUCK PULSEAUDIO, this shit is why the masses wont use linux, people dont give a fuck about this that or anything, they just want their shit to WORK. Fuck windows but at least i get fucking sound, and nice shitty gfx drivers guys, WOW…Look, if you want people to use linux FIX THE FUCKING SOUND, i dont want to spend HOURS trying to figure this shit out, im done, back to winblows…

    • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

      Regarding PulseAudio:
      It is a shame that is so broken because it actually is an amazing package… when it works.

    • Newman Fertig

      Oh yeah, good solution dude. Not.

      • David Warfield

        windows is better NOT!

    • David Warfield

      good riddance

  • mickrussom

    Ubuntu continues to suck horribly. The fool shuttleworth is now busy rewriting X with an even more crap Mir.

  • Cav

    Can I make a late comment ?
    I just realized that Ubuntu was the cause of death for a great piece of hardware, the Diablotek (Great Wall) U310 all in one PC in a keyboard !
    I’ve bought 3 of them, preloaded with the ugliest, slowest, most useless piece of shit OS in the world, UBUNTU. With Unity.
    If the hardware had come preloaded with DOS these things would be selling like hotcakes for control applications and the like.
    I’m an OSX user for the most part, it works well, intuitive and fast and nothing in any way like that clunky unity imitation but sometimes I have to use Wincrap just to get the work done. So 2 of my keyboard PCs now have XP on them and one has DOS!!!.
    Thanks for letting me get this out of my system, I just flushed ubuntu out of one last night.
    Good riddance !

  • Newman Fertig

    Dude, what can I say. You’re right. You could have said it without the profanity, but you’re right. Canonical is comical. Having said that, it’s still a great ‘underpining’ framework. Just boot it up, rip out Unity, Install XFCE of whatever UI you like, and go for it.

    • David Warfield

      may i suggest Eubuntu? the GUI is user friendly

  • Newman Fertig

    Wow, I read through all these comments, and had such fun. I was laughing out loud some of the time. Honestly people, lighten up. For you lovers of old Ubuntu 10.04 – go get it. What’s stopping you? If you have a hate-on for Unity, just blow it away and install another session manager. It’s easy. Don’t let the clowns over at canonical get you down. Yes, they’re trying to monetize a wonderful operating system, and yes, they’re trying to turn it into Windows XP or something, but chill out! The guts is still Linux. Be smarter than that. Chill Out.

    • David Warfield

      right on dude

  • Ben Dover

    Every damn release they pull this shit, and every damn release it gets worse. Another feature broken, another function crippled. I could deal with this, progress always has obstacles, it’s just that it seems almost universally in the name of prettying it up for the “casual user.” First it was Gnome3. That pissed me off a little but I switched to KDE and got over it. Then it was the inability to come out of hibernation/sleep retaining any sort of network functionality whatsoever. So much for the networking features that drew me to linux in the first place ten years ago, but hey, nothing a little Google and Nano can’t fix. Pulseaudio was rocky when it started, and it’s still half broken, but all that meant was that I wasn’t quite ready to give up smoking. Oh look, half of the simple text conf files that used to be the model of working around under the hood have been replaced by bullshit databases. You know what, man, that’s fine. Really. I’m just going to open up this bottle of vodka.

    Today, though, I just about gave up. I went to install 13.10 and discovered that not only did they scrap the alt install disk entirely but they wrecked the ability to use encrypted LVM with a manual disk setup. So much for my nice dual boot, but hey, I can always “try” the distro I’ve been using for the last six fucking years since I left Fedora Core, and there’s a fix involving half an hour of spare time, half a pack of smokes, and manual cryptsetup luksBullshit. Fair fucking trade.

    Every time something like this happens, it gets harder to shake the feeling that my demographic, the seasoned vets in the Cult of Tux, is being told we don’t matter while they pander to users who go running back to Windows the second they have a problem. So yeah, I’m sorry Ubuntu, but after all this time I’m going to start seeing other distros. It’s not me, it’s you.

    Edit: *And PLEASE, if I do come back, Ubuntu, fix your copy/paste wordwrap.*

    • David Warfield

      i started with QIMO for my son. now doing one for myself. 14.04 works well where vista used to be. and talk about hassles, vista refuses to play a dvd in the 64 bit!

  • Bad Horse

    I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 desktop, and am bewildered. How do I run anything? How do I install anything? It’s the uselessness of a Mac plus the obscurity of Linux. No “start”, no terminal, no “Applications”, no package manager, and the software updater crashed and deleted itself the first time I ran it (without updating anything). Everything is freaking icons. Instead of the word “Network”, there’s a picture of two arrows, one pointing up and one pointing down.

  • erik

    13.10 just freshly installed and running and now about to be wiped in favor of Mint. Why in God’s name is a term window so frigging impossible to find…yet I have amazon buttons and have the libreoffice applications taking up half the useless action bar. Worst desktop experience in recent memory.

  • Daz

    I’ve stuck around the Ubuntu scene for a while, even though from 10.04 onwards I wasn’t happy. Every release seems to go a little further downhill. The final straw came when I installed 14.04 LTS and experienced two weeks of crashing, freezing, shutdown failures, startup failures, missing libraries, incorrect drivers, broken packages that wouldn’t fix…it just goes on and on. And all this from a Long Term Support release!

    I’ve switched to Mint and it’s like using Ubuntu when it was at its best. It’s very snappy, easy, looks great and doesn’t mind you getting a little dirty editing config files.

    Canonical, having created a fantastic Linux distro, have then systematically destroyed it – all in the name of profit. I now have about as much respect for them as I do for Apple, MIcrosoft and Google…and that is absolutely none. Shame on you Shuttleworth.

    • David Warfield

      in just finished installing 14.04 on a vista 64 bit machine. awesome job UBUNTU!
      yeah there were snags, but 14.04 is stable when installed correctly.

  • fattyz

    I might switch to another distro, I love your sentiments and agree. The breaking point. Not only will Unity be remembered (forgotten) as one of the stupidest decisions ever made but now in 14.04 you have people fixing Compiz and Emerald for them because they (the best of the best of this homemade OS) are no longer supported. Compiz + Emerald + the fallback regular desktop. That IS Ubuntu/Linux. It makes it almost worth it to have to search the Ubuntu forums as though it were your part time job to make simple things (like youtube) work. What a joke.
    Thanks for your post.

  • David Warfield

    so you did not install the library package? an aftermarket video player. people like ubuntu because they get to decide what features they have.

  • Zoffix

    Yeah, Ubuntu became a giant pile of shit. I switched to Bodhi Linux. Works for me so far…

  • Peter Shaw

    Just installed a desktop build of 13.04, and discovered that hell does in fact still exist!!

    Iv’e been a die hard Ubuntu fan for years, but I have to confess I very, very, very rarely install a desktop build, I’m a command line junkie and for most of what I do all I need is the CLI, so I usually install server versions only with non of that rubbish.

    However, I found myself erlier today needing to test something in a *nix GUI for a blog post I’m doing, and can I find a term, can I F***, synaptic, and just where in hell is that installed, no probs then can I just have some kind of CLI so I can at least install mono and the CLI tools and test what I need to test?? No F***ing chance.

    Ubuntu, you need to get your fingers out of your assholes, simple as that. While I commend the idea of trying to make it simple to use by the average joe, your doing it ALL WRONG!!

    MS Made that mistake once over too, and there was a backlash, they had to eventually make it simple BUT provide accessible tools to turn the un-simple stuff back on if needed.

    You guys NEED to do the same, otherwise people like me will just walk away.

  • Nikola

    I am new to linux and after wondering for couple of months i finally installed Ubuntu 14.04. Started it everything is good stable but no FUCKING INTERNET SERIOUSLY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIX THIS SHIT ALL FUCKING WEEK AND NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENS FUCK THIS!

  • http://software.xfx.net Xavier Flix

    What? Did you even read the post?

    It’s not about disliking change… or have you forgotten that we geeks, as you call us, are the firsts to try out every single new version of every piece of software/hardware and always welcome change and improvements?

    I honestly think you missed the point of the OP.

  • Newman Fertig

    Linux Mint is Ubuntu with a different UI. Sorry.

  • Newman Fertig

    Get yourself a 10.04 or 10.10 version of Ubuntu. It still rocks!

  • Newman Fertig

    It sucks, but try this. Google “Ubuntu Unity Rocks” and then “Ubuntu Unity Sucks”. A lot of people like it. I can’t stand it. Dunno.

  • Newman Fertig

    I don’t understand comments like this. Just zap it, and install another UI. What’s the problem bro?

  • trollarc

    I doubt anybody missed the point. Pretty sure the point was, “Fuck you Ubuntu!”