Ubuntu`s core is great, well it would be its made from debian. (;
But I totally HATE! gnome 3 its a n00bish! looking buggy mess. Bring back gnome 2.30. where i can have control over my desktop this is starting to lookand feel like a cheap android phone now. or Ubuntu Netbook remix. ( Im not blaming ubuntu for gnomes bad choice, but you should not have included it in this release, like i said if this was what i wanted i would have used Ubuntu Netbook remix.
Gnome developers wake up or many many of your loyal users will be looking to alternative desktop enviroments.
Yeah I really like Ubuntu so its hard for me to give it a poor rating!.
I Tried 11.04 as frankly it was the only linux distro to have the drivers to run my new dell lap top ok.
And yes even the famed SUSE and Fedora fell way short but my honest opinion is Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't work out.
1. it is buggy and unstable.
2. Unity desk top while good for kids and hobbyists doesn't really cut it for professionals or for business people.
3. Yes I like Ubuntu downloads center tho I think it a bad mistake to take away the GDEBI loader or make Wine translator harder to use.
4.I do like the new load of drivers even tho they don't power any of my DLINK wifi cards
But while I like the power control features to be honest i have to say the WIFI stinks as you don't get near the range that say Ubuntu 9.04 has and that is a critical point for business and lap top users.
To sum up:
The best overall distro after much use is Super OS 9.04 as it has everything per-installed and has fantastic wifi and its fully operational right out of the box.
The worst Distros are between Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as 9.10 just wont work on many computers probably due to video drivers clashing.
And while 10.04LTS has strong potential and great wifi its so messed up that you cant possibly run wine on it and that makes it worthless to business people.
Myself I use Ubuntu 10.10 as I think its the best blend of new and old, As it has kick butt wifi and if you use Q4wine as a loader it will run wine and wine programs pretty well not to mention that 10.10 has all the newer programs mostly preloaded.
Overall Ubuntu is still king but it -IS- starting to slip so canonical beware!.
Personally I think that Fedora 14 and 15 series has 'strong' potential as it is simple but rock solid but until the developers take their blinders off and put the broadcom drivers on it
then it is largely a 1990s dated distro as nobody has time in the 21st century to it-config or add the drivers manually tho i note an 'ill trend' by developers to do things with video drivers and use 'shifty sliding program bars' where you cant find the programs you need even tho like Unity it is pretty neat eye candy but for practical use?.
The first time I installed Ubuntu 11.04, I could not adjust to Unity. Later about a week or so, I decided to try it again. I gave myself more time to try different things and I find it to be just as easy to use as any other Linux distribution. Some say it is for the newbie. Well I can tell you that any Linux geek can use Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity just as any other brand of Linux. The trick is to spend the time to try things out and soon, you will see that it's a snap to use. Die hard Linux users can eat the dust that Ubuntu 11.04 leaves behind because it is very quick. Much more so than any other Linux full distro I have ever used. I have used 50 or more the the claimed to be fast and none of them are as fast as Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity...