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Old 08-13-2014, 02:32 AM   #1
rodneymoya
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Smile looking forward to growing as a linux ubuntu user


recently got my linux ubuntu disc and installed it, loving it although i hate the driver issue, where i have to install drivers for audio and video e.t.c
 
Old 08-13-2014, 03:05 AM   #2
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If you came from the winsxp age then you would know that although wins xp had some default drivers there were some that were missing especially if you had a toshiba laptop & a dell reinstallation disk. Anyway some proprietary drivers are not included in the instalation disk in linux. You have to instałl them after the install. You may even be stuck without a GUI, but you will have the necessary tools to get an internet connection & download whatever you want or need.
When you buy a windows dvd you pay for support to accomplish getting your system up & running.
With most linux operating systems you can get the operating system for free, additional software & voluntary support, all for free. Not only that you get free lessons all the while.
I hope that you get everything out of linux that I have & enjoy the quest for knowledge.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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You can use the System Settings to get additional drivers. If you are on 14.04, open the System Settings, click on Software and Upgrades and there will be a new window with an Additional Drivers tab. Click that, it takes a minute or two to run the check and then will indicate what options you have with one as recommended/tested.
 
  


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