ubuntulogo2Trying out Ubuntu 9.10, and here is what I have found so far.  Some of characteristics are directly from Ubuntu, while others are from different projects for the Linux OS (Gnome, KDE, Xorg, Firefox, etc…).


  • (-) install process froze on the background screen (most likley a video driver issue), used the video fail safe and proceeded with install
  • (+) the rest of the install was very easy, well thought out, and simple
  • (-) grub was installed on the wrong drive, had to change the bios to boot to grub
  • (+) GDM login screen is nice
  • (-)installed Nvidia graphics driver failed, with a “jokey” backend crash
  • (-) Gnome theme is better, but just needs a log of work
  • (-) Gnome takes up to much of the screen with overly large fonts, windows decorations, menu drop down selections, etc…
  • (+) installed KDE4 was easy
  • (+) new software install center is very nice
  • (-) Firefox looks like CRAP in KDE, this has been an issue since KDE 4.0, WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN FIXED!!
  • (-) Firfox fonts like like CRAP in KDE, this has been an issue forever, WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN FIXED!!
  • (-) Firefox is slow in Ubuntu, when compared to Firefix in windows, this has been an issue forever, WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN FIXED!!
  • (-) KDE crashed within 5 minutes of use
  • (-) CTRL + ATL + Backspase does not appear to work, WTF Ubuntu, are you trying to make life harder for Linux users
  • (-) Firefox launch feedback is broken in KDE, still an issue for years now!!!
  • (-) QtCurve does not work, again WTF
  • (-) KDE volume control does not preform as expected, also muted by default