July 2, 2011:
I swapped to Ubuntu from Windows. What a great experience. So good, here is the link to the original blog post and a nice ubuntu graphic.
October 14, 2011:
To my surprise, my computer prompts me to upgrade to 11.10. Fancy. New. Minor changes. "Cosmetic". Well, you know what? The upgrade didn't work so well. Why? Well, [ Bug 811441 ] reported on July16, 2011, is why.
I followed one of the suggested fixes. Basically, moving all contents of /var/run and /var/lock to /run and /run/lock ... removing /var/run and /var/lock and then creating sym links from /run and /run/lock to /var/run and /var/lock ... That's how I'm online now, writing this rant.
Reading the bug report, it feels as though, my next reboot will cause me to have the same problems again. Honestly. This is why Linux has never been able to catch up with Microsoft or Mac ... a normal user who doesn't have resources and a knack for typing and hacking will never, in technical terms, unfuck themselves ... or at least their system.
At what point will developers do proper regression testing and QA before something is unleashed publicly as an official release?
For as much as I don't enjoy Windows ... I never had these problems. Ever. That's something to admire ...
On the flip side, with Fedora, RedHat previously and now Ubuntu ... it's just one nasty fart under the sheets after another that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth and sours the overall experience that was going so well...