As many of you know, I love Ubuntu. I’ve given years of my life for Ubuntu. I’ve served as much as anyone’s expected to, and long upheld the ideology and technical motivations behind Ubuntu as second to none.
Now, with advertisements in the default DE (and don’t tell me they’re not, when I search for term and get “The Terminator” on DVD, it’s a ad — if you care so much about whatever binding to search applications, why not disable ads by default, and let super-s do your “shopping”), and now, begging for a handout when people Download Ubuntu — without an option to donate to Debian, which composes over 70% of the Desktop, I get upset.
I feel cheated, and I’m not even involved on a day-to-day anymore.
I’m ashamed of what’s going on now, and I hope we find a better way to serve our users.