Re: Six hours troubleshooting email on Droid X
Please, please, please don't think that Android is anything like what you've experienced.
Motorola phones are the worst of the bunch for Android. My father bought a Motorola Defy and had endless problems with the software, hardware, bad battery life and terrible performance. He was about to go out and buy a new iPhone as he liked his old iPhone 3G. Reflashing the Defy with Cyanogenmod (which is closer to regular Android) fixed all his problems and he actually became an Android fan, eventually buying a Nexus 7 tablet.
The problem with Motorola's phones is not that Android is bad, but rather that Motorola's additions to Android are bad.
I've also had problems with iOS devices; an APN that works on a Nexus 7 doesn't work on an iPad, you have to reboot the iPad after changing APN settings (is it still 1998?!), wifi signal strength is much weaker than other phones and tablets, and sometimes apps will just crash on startup until you install another app (known problem). Also, you need to get your carrier's permission to tether your iOS device, which sometimes means having to pay a monthly fee.
I'm not saying iOS is bad, but I've had a lot more trouble with iOS than I have with any non-Motorola Android device.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.