Shuttleworth - a force not to be taken seriously
I was a faithful Ubuntu user for years, since v6.06, I enjoyed Ubuntu's rising functionality with my laptop. Things were working well. After several versions, it was clear Ubuntu was heading in the wrong direction, as my experience grew worse and worse. I started using Kubuntu from about 10.04 through 11.11, to try and salvage what was left of my relationship with Canonical's distribution. Kubuntu had the right U.I. guts, but as I moved forward through the versions, it was highly evident that my experience went from good, to worse.
At this juncture, I cannot trust Linux, or Canonical to deliver a good user experience anymore. Shuttleworth's distro's have no redeeming value anymore. Free is still too expensive, considering my laptop went from working well with Ubuntu's distro, to not working.
Countless releases made networking a headache. The configuration interfaces were highly buggy. With every release, I spent more and more time trying to get things fixed, and less time getting any work done. Even accessing samba shares (Windows file sharing) was a headache, but a necessity for any modern OS, and one that I had to work real hard to get working (if it worked at all).
I need a computer that works, and a network manager that works, and it's thanks to distro's like Ubuntu and Kubuntu for driving me to Windows 7.
Unity, and Gnome 3 - absolute H.S.
Business mixed Ubuntu? Who cares. When I decide to give Linux another go, it'll be with a different distro, and probably with the KDE desktop or Xfce. It certainly won't be on my main machines. It'll be only for toying around to gain more experience with Linux.
Canonical's distros have left a sour taste in my mouth.