This is more what I want to see, in Ubuntu... MY Choice... Not Ubuntu's idea of their one package fits all (it doesn't), but is aimed at a market that may or may not comprise the most of their base.
I don't do many things for various reasons. Twitter and face book (google too, if you really know) all sell your information in one form or another (it is major source of income). But, that is the least of their security problems. So, I don't want or need 'gwibber' or what ever.
I don't want Evolution in the system (although you still can not get all of it out...) Same for Empathy.
I don't need gimp, but, use some of the imaging software.
But,what I am saying is really the heart of the matter...
They are building a garbage heap, that is "THEIR" Idea of what I should have...
They are wrong.
They should be building the Best damned system core, with all the bells and whistles working, Like all the fully and updated hardware drivers (including the missing ones). They need a fully functional install systems, (they are getting better, but NOT THERE YET).
I would like to see all the time they are devoting to saying something isn't to their liking, spent building up the core, so anyone can build THEIR OWN SYSTEM that is now to THEIR own liking, from a simple laundry list, so to speak.
And, for the ones that can not make up their minds, go ahead and crap up a default with all your tinker toy whiz-bangs.
But, I spend 2 hours after install, putting things in that make the system work (That is now down to an hour and a half because I cheat) (No, I am not going to build a distro... I like getting applesauce in my hair.. whutz left of it). Yes, I do a lot of putzing around, blowing it up and reloading... usually for the better...or not
These are all things that should be in the core and are not, NOR AM I GIVEN A CHOICE TO HAVE THEM THERE, AT INSTALL.
I also spend time pulling things out that I really don't want in (I use Ubuntu Tweak and Ailurus so it goes quicker) ...
That is what Ubuntu should be... It would make every one liking it better (fix the crap lousy documentation and help files and you will have a winner)... be even nicer if you went through the forums removing all the answers that have nothing to do with the question... and also the wrong answers... say 90% of the stuff)
I first got to Ubuntu, because it worked on my system (first Linux that did). I was able to tinker around and may it MINE... (other than that frigging email package) That is where they were kind of heading. They are definitely not going in that direction now....
Maybe I will do Edubuntu, or not...
11.04 is not what Ubuntu 'was' about...
One last thought... there are many distros of Ubuntu, that are popular, like Ubuntu Ultimate Edition, Pinguy OS (variant of the Popular MINT) and others. After the main distro, on the update, allow the selection of one of those to be installed.. Just a check mark and everyone can get what they want... just a thought
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