As illustrated by
this bug (which got closed as "invalid"), the Ubuntu world has become
infested with red tape, abuse, unfriendliness and hubris. So my suggestion
is to stay a clear mile away of anything Ubuntu and to switch to Debian,
Mandriva, Archlinux, FreeBSD, Fedora, CentOS or any of the other fine
distributions with much healthier communities. Which one you choose depends
on your needs and the situation.
This is especially in consideration of all the horror stories I heard of
Ubuntu Hardy getting hang-up. I have
against Ubuntu before, but I may have missed the point, and it's possible
the problems I've discovered recently are more recent.
The bug in question was closed because it wasn't a software bug, but that is
also the case for the infamous
In short, Ubuntu is dying now, but with enough determination on the part
of its leaders, it can be resurrected. But this will require a huge inside
motivation, and a lot of serious soul-searching. In the meanwhile, don't
get near Ubuntu.