I created an account just to provide feedback. Then I read this forum (or whatever it’s being called) and I think my decision has already been made for me. I’ve been an avid user of Ubuntu for at least a decade now and 16 was the last “good” version in my opinion. With the switch in 18 away from Unity I figured, OK, change can be good, let’s give it a chance. Eventually I was able to work around the usability issues. I figured with 20 all would be fixed.
So, 20 comes out, I install it and … yeah… big disappointment. Stuff that I could at least do in 18 no long works in 20. I can’t copy stuff to the desktop. I can’t drag URLs to the desktop. Task bar does weird hide and appear things. And that’s just what has annoyed me today.
In all Ubuntu appears to be getting less and less use friendly instead of more. If the goal is a wider spread audience and more usage, then wrong direction. If instead it’s to be a niche OS that will never get the major players to develop for it, then success!
I was hoping this was still just growing pains, but apparently there seems to be a systemic problem that doesn’t seem to be a problem for those making the decisions.
Over the past few years I’ve found myself drifting more and more back to my backup machine which is running Windows. In the last few months I’m now back to Windows as my primary and Ubuntu as my backup and from the comments here and elsewhere apparently my future will be much more Windows focused.
Sorry if this somewhat rant/experience sharing is not in the right place, but I guess that alone is another sign of a problem… no apparent easy way to provide feedback.
Ubuntu… it was a fun experiment but time for me to move on. I hope to be proven wrong with 22, but I’m not expecting anything.