Is Ubuntu getting any better?

Here’s the same Ubuntu Forums experience polls charts as in Ubuntu release quality, but I’ll keep this one up-to-date with each release:

These charts lump together upgrades and clean installs, since the ratios are similar for both, and it shows more clearly the overall trend.

Feisty (1,387)
47% 23% 30%
Gutsy (5,479)
22% 44% 34%
Hardy (4,296)
23% 46% 31%
Intrepid (1,962)
21% 35% 44%
Jaunty (2,025)
30% 37% 33%
Karmic (4,326)
31% 33% 36%
Lucid (2,608)
27% 34% 39%
Maverick (604)
41% 29% 30%
  • The green bar is for the percent of users who found the release “worked flawlessly”.
  • Yellow is for “few things to fix, nothing serious though”.
  • Red is for “many problems that I’ve not been able to solve”.

There are some small changes between releases, but overall they aren’t terribly different. Considering there are millions of Ubuntu users, there are a huge number of people who have major problems with every single release. I’d like to see that red bar get drastically shorter with each release, but it doesn’t seem to be one of Canonical’s priorities…

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