Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I recently decided to take a look at Ubuntu Linux, I found several problems during the install and with the configuration and default set of packages. I decided to raise the configuration and default package issues with representatives of Ubuntu Linux via e-mail.
The email interview / conversation with Jeff Waughis below. Jeff Waugh is a member of the UbuntuLinux's Core Development Team. The only editing I did of the e-mail exchange was layout oriented; I grouped the related sections together, and removed the formatting imposed by the email clients for readability. This still leaves the exchange at about six pages in length (US Letter size). I have also added URLs where needed for reference to items mentioned in the exchange.
The issues I had during install were fairly straightforward; the real problem was the steps I needed to follow to actually install Ubuntu Linux.