Dapper Drake verdict: It sucks
Loyal Tectonic readers will no doubt have picked up that Tectonic is an ardent Ubuntu supporter. It's what the Tectonic team uses to produce our online publication -- and much of the print publication too. Between Alastair Otter and I, we run six Ubuntu machines.
It's not just that Ubuntu was created by South African Mark Shuttleworth -- it's that it is just such a darn good distribution. Things work, usually with minimal effort. Getting new applications is a breeze with Synaptic and Apt. Default configurations are well thought-out and work on most machines 99% of the time. The community is huge, which means amazing support and resources at our disposal. I was certainly a happy and enthusiastic Ubuntu supporter ... until Dapper Drake was released.
That's why it's so hard to say it: Dapper Drake stinks. Compared to its predecessors, it is a poor release with critical flaws that will make its entry into the corporate world difficult at best.
Let's start at the beginning of the sad saga.