An Open Letter to Ubuntu
Don't get me wrong on this - I love Linux and Ubuntu is one of my favorite distros, but there were some problems that temporarily turned me away when I was introduced to Ubuntu (and Linux in general) that I've noticed are affecting a lot of newbies on #ubuntu, too.
Intrepid Ibex (8.10) is coming this October and here are some things that should be brushed up:
* Screen resolution and desktop effects are really hard to configure out-of-the-box with NVIDIA and ATI hardware.
* In package management, the names "universe", "multiverse", etc. should be replaced with something more understandable, like "free with source, proprietary, etc"