After a severe buffeting in response to my tongue-in-cheek, winky-eyed ;) blog about how Ubuntu Linux is rubbish ("amateur", "user error", ow), I have learned from my errors.
Suffice to say, I have had a rubbish Ubuntu Linux experience. It was good to find out how to fix the problem (which is why Ubuntu Linux and the internet are so brilliant, as someone always has the answer. But I don't think Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10, with the much-vaunted Unity interface, is very good.
I say this for three reasons. Firstly, performance. On my rather old Acer Aspire One 110, it runs very slowly. Secondly, the launcher dock on the left hand side makes ordinary web pages scroll horizontally. Thirdly, there is no obvious and apparent way to customise these things (ie get rid of the launcher, add a Main Menu, edit the applets).
I admit, I am impatient. After waiting 7 hours for the upgrade, I gave UNE 10.10 about 40 minutes of noodling and frustration. But I think that's fair, and who knows, I may well return to the interface humbled, with my tail between my legs.
For now though, I have now installed Xubuntu 10.10, and will customise to optimise!