Originally Posted by steve6666
Just installed ubuntu on to my machine pb easy note can't connect using my wifi. I have been through the forums but yet no answers.
I am not computer minded but if this is going to be this difficult might as well go back to bill gates, because life is very very short.
Let me try a different approach... and I hope sincerely that it helps.
I've been in this business for (no joke, ahem...) more than 25 years
and I have been exactly where you are.
(I was rather surprised by it, actually ... I figured-out IBM mainframes easily enough, so why was this "hard?" I dunno, but it was.)
When you "first encounter" Linux, you discover first-hand just how insulated
you have been from "all those problems." Lots and lots of hardware engineers (my brother is one, and my wife's cousin is another) do all sorts of things to make sure that, for instance, "your wifi 'just works' right out-of-the-box." When you work with Linux for the first time and it doesn't,
you feel ill-used. But you shouldn't.
The computers that you buy at the store, with Windows (or for that matter, OS/X) "conveniently preloaded," have in fact been customized
so that "it just works." Even though you choose between two side-by-side computers at the store and pick-one and take it home and "it just works" and it never even occurred to you that the two machines were different and that such a difference might actually be important ... they were, and it did, and someone (else)
paid a great deal of attention to those differences!
Linux typically places a greater onus upon you to understand and to resolve hardware-related issues. It might not "just work." (However, the Linux community also
has its own group of dedicated folks who "work hard at it, too.")
Here are two different, equally-valid approaches to the complexities of dealing with digital computers.