Comment 1770 for bug 1

On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 6:16 AM, MDV <email address hidden> wrote:
> Firstly something that would appeal to the gaming market is an
> overclocking and underclocking feature, as some people prefer to do
> overclocking in their OS, but we don't appear to have any such programs.
> And other groups like to underclock their laptops to help fix
> overheating problems..

http://helpdeskgeek.com/linux-tips/control-your-cpu-speed-from-the-ubuntu-indicator-applet/

> Secondly, something really needs to stop is Ubuntu spamming error messages when there is a problem.
> For example when Ubuntu has lost it's internet connection it will spam you to type the password in atleast
> half a dozen times

Yes, you are right. I usually choose in the network menu to
disconnect, when I face longer offline time.
Of course then I don't see immediately when it is back - I have to
test from time to time.

> and when a program has crashed apport wil spam you to report the problem atleast half a dozen times.

In former times I got the option to report a bug and launchpad site
was opened. Now it is the same shit as with Windows - I don't know if
and where the error will be reported/posted to. In reality I don't see
those messages as "spam" - I want to see if there is a problem and I
do not want it to silently fail. However, the idea should be to get
the appropriate stability in the way that those problems get fixed
instead of muting the messages!

> Thirdly, we NEED some form of advertising, as Micro$oft has almost
> fallen of its throne. Ads on the TV (For example) that tell people that
> Linux is the most secure OS ever and doen't get viruses would get people
> to make the switch. (But would the switch also cause undetected security
> problems to show themselves after being exploited by hackers?)

MS really puts more and more advetising - too much advertising I have
often seen as the last action of getting customers - when there is no
more innovation and other reasons why people should buy the product. I
am pretty sure, there will be a momentum of change in the masses even
without much publicity. In fact, if many people would - in a gold rush
- switch to Linux or Ubuntu in particular, I am pretty sure I would be
affected negatively at least in update download rates, so basically I
wouldn't see an advantage for me having the others going Linux.
However: We need more Linux and Ubuntu users just for the sake of
getting the appropriate respect by the software and hardware vendors.
Currently far too many vendors do not consider users that are not
using Windows (even Mac is still widely ignored).

> Fourthly: Stability. Ubuntu definatly needs a netbook version again, as
> Ubuntu runs horribly on intel atom processors and lags like hell (I
> tried running Ubuntu on a 1.6Ghz dual-core intel atom that had 1gb of
> ram). However smaller distros like lubuntu seem to work well.

> Also, something as stupid as nautilus crashing when idle needs to be fixed.

I have several Ubuntu desktops, laptops and a netbook running where I
have regular access too and it is a while ago when I had those
annoying nautilus crashes the last time.

This bug here is expired - but anyway, I don't experience it any more:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/404351

And don't remember where I faced this one:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/905686
But although does not seem to be fixed yet, I don't experience it any more.

But don't know which bug you mean...

Generally spoken, I find it a nice presentation of Mark at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWHJDLsqTU
and I find that Ubuntu does innovate, however at 1:00 he cites several
reviews and I must say: At the beginning of 12.04 I had a lot of
issues and only since manually updating to 3.5-Kernel I got my 12.04
stable. So from my experience 10.04 was a lot more stable than 12.04
(without the manual hacking)!

Best regards, Martin Wildam.