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I believe its the exact opposite, the American Empire broadly a good influence, which have a bad habit of kneejerk reactions which go over the top,
Generally, i find most people who say otherwise, generally havent researched and thaught the issue through properly. Yes, the US has done unpleasant things, Name any government in the world that hasnt done in the last 10 years, generally in a similar Kneejerk fashion.
US bashing is a popular passtime in Europe at the moment, and i expect in the rest of the world as well, and to be honest, its childish and stupid.
Dammit, i fed the troll.
However, It doesnt seem to work properly with my Mobile internet dongle. Looks like something kernel related.
I can get it to work if i rmmod usb-storage immediately after i insert it (Why usb-storage?), before the deskop sees it.
Sadly, for me this is a killer. My netbook is mainly for being able to use the internet while camping. (Sad but true)
Shame. 9.04 worked flawlessly with it, first go.
Of course, Ubuntu is so much more prettier and up to date than Linpus, and i'm loathe to switch back.