I've been using Kubuntu as my main workstation since 7.10, and so has my wonderful significantotherperson. You could say this is the end of a long *buntu experiment. I used to distro-hop a lot more because it was fun, and it was great article and howto fodder. But the past few years I've written a number of books in addition to my real jobs, and I have a little farm to run.
That pretty much eats up every waking minute, and some of my sleeping minutes too, so it's a medium-big deal to change operating systems. Why do it now? One word: efficiency. The *buntus are not dependable enough for me. It doesn't matter if it's a mature long-term release or something fresher, they get in my way too much.
I will list a few examples; this not intended as any kind of detailed criticism, just to give an idea of some of the issues that became deal-breakers for us:
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