HP Laptop 7 years old; newly installed UBUNTU; just got hooked up by telephone company Monday; got online yesterday. Why Linux? I got tired of Billy's ever-increasing updates for XP Windows. Honestly, I couldn't take it anymore (like the guy shouting out the window).
Problem: Linux UBUNTU keeps asking for a password. Another person installed the Linux; he is out of town; I have introduced no passwords, but now with messages to download plug-ins, I need some kind of password, apparently. Also (related) How do I get to tools? Help!