Problems with Ubuntu 14.04

Jason White jason at
Wed Aug 27 00:50:46 UTC 2014

John J. Boyer <blinux-list at> wrote:
>I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some time, but it still seems to be 
>unstable. Once in a while the keyboard will become unresponsive. In the 
>most extreme case not even the power button will respond and I have to 
>pull the plug. The most annoying problem is that it is still using a 
>buggy version of brltty based on brltty 5.0. I have asked that it be 
>updated to 5.1 and filed a bug on Launchpad, but nothing has been done. 

I avoid Ubuntu for a number of reasons, including its reputation for
instability, which has been noted by a number of commentators including former
Ubuntu developers critical of the release process.

Arch, CentOS, Debian or Fedora (among others) would, I think, be better

I think Ubuntu are doing interesting work on user interface development with
their Unity desktop environment. I also think it's unfortunate that they are
taking their own direction with the Mir display server and in other areas,
instead of working with the rest of the Linux community more cooperatively. In
the end, I don't subscribe to Mark Shuttleworth's vision, and I suppose that's
where I part company respectfully with Ubuntu.

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