Ubuntu has seriously lost it

Ubuntu has seriously lost it

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June 2012
I just installed Ubuntu Quantal beta 2 (in a virtual machine), using their Unity user interface just long enough to reinstall the gnome classic UI (sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback), and trying to get to their GUI package manager, I type in "packages" (because they don't have a menu system to find programs anymore), and I get a screen full of CDs it wants me to buy.

I may actually need to stop using Ubuntu.

Opened a bug.


I'm so angry I'm shaking.

This has been popping up NSFW images, which Ubuntu says they won't fix.

Slashdot discussion.
"When your chosen revenue generator removes value, users go elsewhere. And especially in an open source environment, you're fooling yourself if you think you can remove value and get away with it. Mint exists because many Ubuntu users perceived Canonical as removing value from Ubuntu by moving away from GNOME 2. If Mint didn't already exist, putting ads in Ubuntu would result in its creation tomorrow morning."

"What's that you say? Ubuntu: the darling of so many Linux fans only in third place? Yep. It's in third. Why? Well even though I like its relatively new Unity interface, a lot of other people really don't." - http://www.zdnet.com/the-5-most-popular-linux-distributions-7000003183/

I'm thinking either Mint (based on Ubuntu), or Debian (on which Ubuntu is based), both of which I have not used in a long time.
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