Remember the good old days of Ubuntu, way before Unity and Gnome 3 were the norm? Everything seemed to work just fine in those days. I finally did it. I took a major step back. I am now using Ubuntu 10.04 as my default Ubuntu Desktop.
Crazy as that may seem. It wasn’t because I was searching for a piece of nostalgia. I just wanted to go back to when everything worked. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is a great distro to use as your base system.
Now that I am back to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, everything works as I remembered. By the way, Ubuntu 10.04 is LTS or Long Term Support and is now supported for 3 years instead of the usual 2 years. Ubuntu 10.04.3 Desktop is set to expire April 2013.
Incidentally, I still have the latest Ubuntu releases on hand, as well as other notable Linux distros. They run as virtual machines via Virtualbox on my desktop. In reality, the latest Ubuntu releases are only a few clicks away.