Ubuntu is a worse piece of shit than MS-DOS ever was.

Monday, 19 May, Year 6 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

If this is not directly obvious to you, let's consider two pretty decent benchmarks.

First proof that Ubuntu is a worse piece of shit than MS-DOS ever was :

  1. Acquire a generic system with a > 1 TB HDD.
  2. Install Ubuntu. Any version you feel like.
  3. $ for ( ( c=1; c<=1000; c++ )) do dd if=/dev/urandom of=./file/$i bs=1M count=500 done
  4. $ tar cvf file.tar ./file
  5. Take a piss then come back.
  6. Proceed to try and use that system. Like for instance to browse the interwebs. For that matter, see if the task can even be completed before the piece of shit crashes and burns through blocking itself out of blocking itself.
  7. For bonus points, renice tar and see what that does.
  8. For even more bonus points, try "compress" in gui mode first, then imagine it's probably the "file-roller" piece of shit whatever it is that causes the problem, then drop to cli. Then be afraid. Very, very afraid.

MS-DOS was perfectly capable of taking 1k megabyte archives, crumpling them together into one gigabyte file and while you couldn't be using the system for anything else in the interim, this was how the damned thing worked anyway. But at least it'd actually complete the task, at least you know, half the time.

Try your fucking Ubuntu, seriously. Just try it.

Second proof that Ubuntu is a worse piece of shit than MS-DOS ever was :

  1. Acquire a generic system with a > 1 TB HDD.
  2. Install Ubuntu. Any version you feel like.
  3. Uninstall the Internet. Because you feel like it, that's why!
  4. Try and boot.

There is no motherfucking reason conceivable or inconceivable that x.org should depend on netbase. There's no reason compiz should depend on netbase. There's no reason gdm should depend on netbase. There's no motherfucking Joseph on a stick reason gnome-disk-utility should depend on netbase. EVER!

Gnome-sudoku needs netbase, seriously ? What the Thomas Hinkle's whore of a mother for! What does gvfs need netbase for ? KBD! KBD fucking depends on netbase. Why ? Can nautilus not work without internet ? Then why does it depend on netbase! What's ntfs-3g need webs for ?

I used to be perfectly able to uninstall any fucking anything I wanted in MS-DOS, and the system chugged along. Without the uninstalled bit, whatever it was. But the system chugged along.

But no, Ubuntu needs everything for everything else, because it's packaged by a bunch of intellectually lazy apes. The net result being a more pretentious, slower, buggier re-implementation of half of common Windows.

A fie upon you, fuckwits. With friends like you, we really don't need any enemies.

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  1. Ubuntu dependency hell is the worst. Then there's the "community" forum where god forbid someone offers a detailed question and hopes for an informed response or at least a well intentioned STFU, read X in the fucking ,manual. No, you get worse than nothing. You get Herp, Derp, and non-solutions that distract you from the original problem if you take time to consider them.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 19 May 2014

    Whence does all this braindamage stem!

  3. Probably defective steam cells.

  4. Oh, but this is one tricky problem, and the culprit is more than just the package management or whatever. Problem is, library dependencies are hard-coded at compile-time (even though they're *dynamic* libraries). That is, if you compile against a library, you can't then later decide to ditch it without recompiling the whole thing.

    I hate saying this, but if you really want that level of customization, try Gentoo. You're gonna grow old until it finishes installing, there are a millions of ways in which you can easily break it, but you'll get it right if you know what you're doing. That's quite the opposite of Linux for retarded, or whatever Ubuntu's slogan is nowadays.

    For the record, I'm using a stripped Debian install (no packages except the core, not even sudo) over which I've added whatever I need. It doesn't get rid of this particular problem, but at least it gives me enough control over what I can do with my system (and yes, I am running X11 and a window manager).

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 19 May 2014

    I'm mostly back to Sarge myself. Such is life among the retarded children of lazy parents.

    But as to the topic : someone gotta invent modules I guess.

  6. Ubuntu was turned into Windows, i.e. an huge monolithic PoS impossible to understand or deviate from.
    And they also turned the interface into Mac OS.

    PPAs and better release schedules (compared to Debian) are probably the only good thing left about Ubuntu.

    I'm not sure which Linux distribution to recommend, nowadays.

    spyked, I use Gentoo for that reason: I can customize it and fuck it up, but I can also fix it. I almost never feel constrained. Of course that's not for everyone, as you clearly need to be a technical person and organized enough especially if you manage multiple machines.
    A modern machine is installed in a day, if your configuration is done already.

  7. "...it’s packaged by a bunch of intellectually lazy apes."

    That was funny! :))

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    @pankkake Amen.

  9. I think that choice and flexibility in Linux are actually a problem. In windows, if something is not working, you curse you faith, maybe spend more money but eventually you move on.

    In Linux you keep trying distributions, fixes, window managers, etc. to get it to be perfect, until you give up in frustration. I would love to run debian stable but it just does not recognize my hardware, and I have kids now so no time to tinker, so I use Lubuntu.

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 11 September 2014

    This is definitely a major problem. "People have alternatives so no reason to try and do anything right" sort of poisonous postconsumerism outlook.

  11. Ubuntu just needs [A]bort,[R]etry,[I]gnore,[F]ail? kernel patch. And all will be well.

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Wednesday, 5 November 2014

    Or at least a "Press Ok to Cancel" thing.

  13. Two years have passed since this post of yours and guess what:
    ...
    Ubuntu is still the worse piece of shit. When this crap freezes, hell is unleashed

  14. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 2 June 2016

    *Thumbsup*

    At least you got native systemderp nao, bro!

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