Many Ubuntu Users Still Hate The Unity Desktop

Two weeks ago on Phoronix it was asked what do you dislike or hate about Ubuntu? This was following a discussion on the Ubuntu development list about Ubuntu developer applicants being asked about what they like the least about Ubuntu. The overwhelming response among Phoronix readers was clear: they still really hate the Unity desktop.

The 13 pages of Phoronix responses to the distastes concerning Ubuntu can be found in this Phoronix Forums thread. Overall, Unity was the most negatively voiced feature of Ubuntu.

Other leading complaints include dealing with updating packages to newer versions post-release, Canonical’s not-invented-here syndrome, and the release cycle has also been criticized as causing too many regressions with too little testing in between releases. Below are some of the highlights from the aforementioned feedback thread.

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