Here are the problems. 12.04 seems to be happy to crash at any time. it's a weirdest release yet. Try something newer, like 12.10. E17 doesn't have enough of a) users b) users that'll report a problem c) much developers (to my knowledge). It's fancy but has little functionality. Try KDE if you like bling.
Cthulhu or Elder Ones.
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I think this is the most important part about the whole thing. Original article doesn't mention MP going on about anything related to control as we would understand it. It is a spin put on by the FWiOO. Fact that he is suppose to be baffled by IT's access to his emails just proves how tech savvy he is.