After I voted for "Install - worked but had few things to solve" I decided I should have really picked "Install - got many problems that i've not been able to solve".
One annoying problem is that when I first installed it, it botched the Grub menu.lst file and wouldn't boot. The disk partitions were completely wrong. I had to boot with the CD and go in and repair it by hand.
Then the next time that the Adept Manager upgraded the kernel, unbeknownst to me it trashed the menu.lst file again, so when I rebooted it wouldn't boot up again. Worse yet, when I went in to repair it after booting off of the CD again, it left no trace of the working menu.lst so I had to recreate it again.
Now, I have made a copy of the menu.lst file with a different name so that when the upgrade erases the working file, I can put it back without having to figure it all out all over again. And I have to try to remember to do it before I reboot so that I don't have to go to all the time and hassle of booting from the CD.
Another problem I have had is playing Flash videos, like on YouTube. When I first installed it, it would just hang Firefox as soon I tried to view a video. I searched on here and tried to find a solution, but nothing seemed to fix it.
I don't know if one of the upgrades fixed it a little. Now I can sometimes watch a few videos on YouTube before it hangs and I have to kill firefox. The really annoying thing that just happened this week is that one of my banks has a flash video on their home page and that started hanging firefox. I had to make several attempts before I could successfully log in.
Now, the reason I logged in today is because I am now having trouble reading the memory card from my camera. This has been working fine for months and now suddenly it is broken. I am going to make a separate thread for this problem to see if anyone can help, so I won't describe it any further here.
I kicked Windows to the curb in 1998 and have been using Linux for 10 years now and Ubuntu/Kubuntu for almost 3 years. I really, really, really want Linux and specifically Ubuntu to be a success on the desktop. I want it to be a viable alternative to Windows for anyone and everyone.
I think that is why it is so disappointing to me when I have some problem that is frustrating to me. I have been doing the computer thing since the 8080 running CP/M and if I'm frustrated, I can only imagine how a non-geek will feel.
I should clarify that I am not saying that Linux hasn't come far in the last 10 years, it is hundreds of times better than it was. I think that it possibly more frustrating because it is so close, but just these little things like the memory card pop up.