For some time now, you’ve seen me turning into a Ubuntu loverboy. Mark this post as my officially running for the exit with only a brief stop to grab an industrial strength barf bag.
Ubuntu 11.0, “Natty Narwhal”, is in Alpha. I’ve given it a short spin, done a little reading to check on my initial conclusions.
Don’t misunderstand: It’s perhaps the best Ubuntu yet. But you come near one of my workstations with it and I’m not going to think twice about smashing you in the head with my monitor.
I think that, for many people, the big Ubuntu win was it’s ability to deliver a better-than-tolerable desktop experience. Their success has enabled them to leverage the same smarts to delivering a fantastic netbook experience. Then they did too many drugs and now they’re trying to deliver the netbook experience in the desktop version…