Ubuntubooboo 9.10 UNR Maximus is virus-like
- Among the many surprises accompanying Ubuntu 9.10 is Ubuntu Netbook
A Usenet article from alt.os.linux.ubuntu is copy'n'pasted below for
everyone's benefit (note: I am NOT the article's author):
A few days ago I posted a message that mysteriously some windows were
starting out maximized with no visible (to me) way to un-maximize
The problem then went away, but later reappeared.
More investigation and googling revealed that I installed "Ubuntu
Netbook Remix", which is their new concept for user interface for
"UNR" comes with a program called "Maximus". It does not announce its
presence. There is no apparent menu entry in "preferences" that would
allow one to control its appearance.
It just sits there, well camouflaged, and messes with user windows in
a way that is very reminiscent of a virus operating.
A great bug that summarizes the story is here
This has got to be one of those annoying obnoxious issues, with a hard
to find explanation and a weird ass fix, that would turn off many
people from what otherwise is a great concept (UNR).
I am exploring UNR, for now, and like many of the other things offered
in it, but this maximus is a awful joke. At least they could put a
preferences menu item called "Maximizing windows".