Richard Hart

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Kent, UK

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Ubuntu… Be Gone!

Dear Ubuntu 8.04,

Please don’t be mad. It’s not you, it’s me. Maybe I’m just too fussy. While other’s can live with your rough edges, it’s just too painful for me to deal with. Maybe it’s just the ugly fonts, maybe it’s the fact that links sent to me in Pigdin won’t open when clicked and need to be manually copied and pasted into Firefox.

While I understand you probably thought our game of “lets make one or the other monitor work but never both at the same time” was fun, the two hours of pain it took to get “working”, followed by another two hours of fiddling when they both failed to work after a reset was just too soul wrenching.

But I tried to look past these failings and for a while things worked out really well. I was overjoyed when you compiled my code faster then the servers did, but really, that was all you had going for you. When you failed to run Selenium IDE, I winced a bit, but thought I’d manage, but when you failed to run Firebug, I couldn’t bear to go on. I know others out there are willing to put the time and effort into making a relationship with you work and I know that you’ll find someone else who’s right for you.

The last thing I ever want to do is change you. But why can’t you be more… I dunno… OSX like?