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Old 10-23-2008, 08:01 PM   #16
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After reading the posts from you guys I decided to give my Ubuntu 7.01 live CD another shot. I was able to play around and get my screen resolution workable.
This is probably not the time to nipick, but... There never was a Ubuntu 7.01. The Ubuntu release numbering convention is Year.Month, and there was a 7.04 (and a revision of that, 7.04.01, if I remember correctly) and a 7.10., following the normal Ubuntu practice of realeasing in month 04 (April) and 10 (October).

The point of this is that 8.04 has been out for a while now and 8.10 is due out in a week or so, and you might be better devoting your time to something more up-to-date than a so-last-year release. (Maybe it doesn't bother you; I'm certainly not suggesting that the older releases are unusable in any way, but having had a bit of a struggle to install, you might want to leave things be for a while afterwards, and that is more likely to be satisfying with a more recent release.)

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I hardly believe that: "Windows works out of the box". So you never needed to install a driver for your modem or graphics card? Right
This does sort-of happen to some people...the ones that get a windows pre-install (and they would end up throwing bricks at the computer, whatever they installed, screaming 'How difficult can it be to get this right???')
 
Old 10-23-2008, 08:08 PM   #17
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This does sort-of happen to some people...the ones that get a windows pre-install (and they would end up throwing bricks at the computer, whatever they installed, screaming 'How difficult can it be to get this right???')
For a lot of users it is a true pain.
 
Old 10-23-2008, 10:22 PM   #18
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Apology duly noted
Don't forget $ lshw as well as hwinfo.
gOS is simply a Desktop and a bunch of google apps on top of Ubuntu either 7.10 or 8.04 so it has everything available to be loaded, added or used.
 
  


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