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I've been using Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex as my desktop platform of choice for a few months now. As part of that changeover, I also switched to Gnome. I have to say, after my initial "ohh, look, this just works" with Gnome, the shine has certainly come off.

There's a consistent series of twitches that are causing me to grit my teeth whenever I come across them. Some of them have been identified in the Ubuntu bug tracker, and even after numerous comments and "me too" updates, the powers that be have not seen fit to include the fixes into the regular updates.

My guess is they're waiting for Jaunty Jackalope, which is scheduled to be released this month. Be that as it may, I'm going to list out my current gripes now, and hopefully in a few weeks, when Jaunty is released, we can see if these will be addressed.

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