TheRegister: Canonical's release of a fresh version of Ubuntu has been met with plenty of grumbles. And now we find some other open source players trying to cash in on Ubuntu's issues.
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Ubuntu – even with its gooey, hippy-center – seems to suffer from much of the same bad karma as other versions of Linux. It's just damn tough to please such a diverse set of users on diverse hardware. This helps explain why it takes Microsoft years and years to dump out a new operating system. My mum would be in shock if her GUI disappeared. And I doubt that Bill Gates would follow Shuttleworth's lead and issue personal follow ups.