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Is there like a guy who can come to my house and install all the shit I want on Ubuntu? It's all so confusing whenever I try to install something, I have to type in all this shit and then there are errors and I don't know what to do.
I'm not talking about specific problems! Look, I can call up like 5 different services that will come to my house and help me out with windows or Mac (AKA: nerds to the rescue, geek squad, etc.) what I'm wondering is if there is a service like that that caters to Linux users.
You can check to see if there is a linux lug in your area, it's a group of people that meet once a month to talk about linux and share ideas. You could also check with the Geek squad and ask if they have someone. (I doubt it though)
Edit: Also get on a IRC chat channel for linux there is always someone that will help.
Last edited by mrrangerman; 03-22-2008 at 02:50 PM.
If you haven't installed xchat it's a IRC chat program, you can find Ubuntu channels on that,
Just open your Synaptic Package Manager, located in the upper task bar in System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager. Click on Search type in xchat when the search is done look in the right window and check xchat, a window will pop up asking to mark it for install click that, it will show what will be added, then click install. Let it do it's thing when it's done go to Applications > Internet > xchat open that and then put in a user name and pick a server, (There is a Ubuntu server) just joint a channel and you can get real time help.
as a old linux guy I will not do it with Ubuntu but I can with slackware. and if I did take the time to do it with ubuntu then I would not be using the apt get I would build it like all good linux distros do by source and that is called build with control. and yes I guess ubuntu is linux that can be built from source and I have done it and rather not. Ubuntu Is good stuff but no control with the apt-get from my point of view. The reason I use msn yahoo and with all webcams etc. yeap ubuntu has those in apt-get but hey I tried them and they are way behind. for my friends i build systems that they like and all the stuff they use from windows. but with Ubuntu this has been just to much work for me.