After 3 years with Ubuntu on my laptop HP 6730s, I finally decided to switch to something faster and more reliable(I will talk about this some more)
I was an old Gentoo user before and I was using it on my desktop machine. After I got my laptop though I knew that Gentoo is not so suitable for laptops(the compilation is killing them) so Ubuntu seemed like a nice choice. Something that just works out of the box is so important for laptops – i.e. I don’t want to configure my wireless for hours.
- It tries to hide the system from me. This really annoys me – I want to be able to configure my system by hand sometimes and don’t want to find out that some service that I don’t know about, started by Ubuntu, is autoediting my config files every now and then
- The performance is bad – as I am mostly working with java applications and I feel them slow. I am not sure who is to blame for this but the other computers I have deployed on are working better.
- It’s not using a rolling release model which makes me pray and fix my machine every new release.
- Some packages are old because of the “official” release model.