Is Ubuntu a solid distro to install? If not, what makes it trash? If so, what are its strengths?
I'm running Crunchbang at the moment and am considering reformatting to Ubuntu.
yes ubuntu is fine. some people don't like unity, but there are several other desktops available (kubuntu, lubuntu, etc..). it was strongly criticised for its integration of the amazon search integration but that can be disabled. tons of available software and every dumb question has been asked before on some forum.
Ubuntu is good. Not the approach I take. But it works. Unity is a little gross though. you can always do minimal install. go for cinnamon or xfce.
arch master race though.
also never a good idea to ask a question about ubuntu on /g/ or anything else really. you will just see botnet and amazon and the occasional bloat response