This blogger have – after many attempts – given up using Ubuntu.
Read the final blog comment here
So I have three conclusions to add to my review a few weeks ago:
The networking subsystem has huge compatibility issues that likely affect many users. From what I encountered while googling, I learned that there are many different issues. The fixes I tried didnt work which suggest that these many issues are different from my specific issue. Not good. The same modem and pc have booted older ubuntu releases (dapper) so it is a regression! My modem is quite common so likely thousands of users are affected.
Gparted has some nasty issues and should not be used to resize ntfs partitions. You will risk losing all your data. I guess any partition resizer is better than none but this crap should not be put in front of end users.
In this form, ubuntu is guaranteed to cause lots of users to have a very negative introduction to linux.