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Before I'm accused of running off at the mouth, I should mention that I am an I/T Engineer of more than 16 years experience in desktop, network and security support. My experience ranges from OS/2 and Token-ring LANs up to and including Windows 8 and security software beta testing. I agree, Ubuntu 11.10 is a miserable, ill-performing Kluge. At least it was on my systems. In most cases, it simply misbehaved (i.e. needing to double-click more than once or even twice on some icons, numerous lock-ups, windows simply opening and then disappearing). Othertimes, it just would not boot up successfully sans strange video glitches that might have made a screensaver jealous. I went back to Ubuntu 11.04 and had none of the same problems. The Ubuntu Linux forums were of almost no help at all, and many of the questions I had were either ignored or answered with what I can only describe as sarcasm and arrogance. I understand that most Linux afficionados are tech savy. I also appreciate that those techies are often 'unpaid Help Desk' volunteers. What is clearly NOT appreciated is the way in which some of those techies can't realize that when one does Help Desk or O/S support on any system, there must be in addition to a wide range of knowledge, a level of basic courtesy and forebearance. Not everyone who tries these distros can absorb the needed learning curve as quickly as one who "lives in the O/S". This is not to condemn Linux forums en masse, but rather to offer what I hope will be viewed as constructive criticism.To be fair, there are many Linux techies out there who are helpful and eager to share their knowledge. To the ones who seem to get personally insulted or cop an attitiude when confronted with a question or a problem in a distro, take a moment and remember what it was like for you when you started doing this work.