I love ubuntu and have used it exclusively for years now. I've long since dropped windoze and don't even have it installed on most computers, just ubuntu. I've held the vision of it being a serious desktop for worldwide use, and believed that the previous bugs would work themselves out over time. Also I bought into the *myth* that linux is stable... a crappy myth because as far as I & MANY OTHERS are concerned, and as painful as it is for me to admit it, windoze even with its' many issues is far more stable and superior to ubuntu.
For heaven's sake PLEASE STOP DEVELOPMENT ON NEW FEATURES AND JUST FOCUS ON FIXING THE MANY EXISTING PROBLEMS!!!
I used to like the idea of ubuntu trying new avantguard ideas in the distros, but now I am sick and tired of them, since they suck up the attention of the developers and thus the bugs that need attention never see the light of day.
Yes, these are my own opinions, however I have seen MANY MANY MANY posts of many other people voicing the same opinions. So please don't blast me for speaking up here - I am just one voice of many.
I can assure you that I couldn't care less about 10.10 release with all the new features promised, like idea-icons (or whatever they're called). I actually have zero intention of downloading 10.10.
What I WANT is to see heavy focus on 10.04.X. 10.04 is a nice looking feature rich distro, and for now we really don't need anything more... just STABILITY!!!
Developers, please please please please please forget about new ideas and new features... PLEASE FOCUS exclusively upon fixing existing problems and making things stable.
!!! FREEZE NEW DEVELOPMENT !!!
I've been pushing ubuntu on all my friends for years, and have expected to make 10.04 the release that I would use to convert all my friends. Damn this release!!! I am so unhappy with it, experiencing daily frustrations with it myself, and the few times that I've tried to show my friends how "awesome ubuntu is" I've been left embarrassed, making lame excuses for ubuntu. ****, I am so pisesd that this distro which ought to have been the flagship distro to introduce the world to linux is so damn embarrassing.
1 - FORGET DEVELOPING NEW FEATURES
2 - FOCUS ON STABILITY
3 - FORGET ABOUT 10.10
4 - FOCUS ON STABIITY
5 - FREEZE NEW IDEAS
6 - FOCUS ON STABILITY
7 - JUST FIX EXISTING ISSUES