All afternoon, I used my computer without any problems at my friends house.
I shut it down at around 10pm. It seemed that it took longer to shut down than normal. I then transported the computer home and hooked it up and ubuWindows had a problem ... it just sat there during the boot.
Here's my gripe. You people have put together one very stellar operating system that I am thoroughly impressed with. It is really a wonderful piece of work with the exception of one small thing.
I am old school, I started messing with computers in the 70's with the IBM360 (card reader) took a small break and came back when PDP11's were in style. Started my Unix at System III. All of these systems told you what was going on during startup.
Then got into the Microcheese world and hated XP when it came out because it had these stupid caterpillar progress bars that didn't tell you squat about what was going on when it was starting up.
Now, the most recent version of ubuntu (ubuXP) has 5 stupid dots that just blink in succession alternating from white to red or the other way around.
C'mon guys, 5 stupid dots that blink? I waited for 15 minutes for the OS to start and still had the 5 blinking dots. Normally it comes up in 30 seconds.
I HATE USELESS CATERPILLAR PROGRESS BARS AND BLINKING DOTS THAT DON'T TELL ME WHAT THE F*&K IS GOING ON!
THERE I HAVE SAID MY GRIPE.
I wish there was a switch / preference that you could set so that when ubuntu starts i don't see some stupid splash screen with dots but what's happening under the hood.
If XP has a problem with the file system at least it's crappy chkdsk program starts and you know that's its trying to repair something.
This happened once before about two weeks ago and then all of a sudden, when I booted it i saw a brief message about fsck and then it started to work without my intervention.
Microsoft has influenced computer development in the worst way with glitzy stupid graphics that do nothing except try to look pretty.
Thanks for listening.
have a good day all.