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An Open Letter to Ubuntu

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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"

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