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It isn't at the end of the day doing you any favours. It's a noble effort but you'd be better off with open SUSE and a book on linux, if you don't want toread then fair enough, stick with windows. I've spent the last few months with installer with peolple wondering why this doesn't do that. Personally I think good on you developers, but it should not be described as a windows replacement like any other distro should be either. Linux on the desktop is ready, if it was given a chance in the coporate everonment like windows does. i,e someone else sets up up and I use it then it would be fine.
Tonight I had someone use the copy from network settings onto storage from WinXP and wonder why ununtu didin't pick them up from the flash drive.
Setting up a linux system from scratch can be a problem but I think ubuntu makes it ten times worse. i.e don't you worry we'll sort it ( so when it don't it makes it a nightmare to edit config files etc.)
Hi Looking Lost
That was quite a diatribe and I could not disagree with you more. I am a structural engineer who has used computers since their inception, back to pre-dos days of pcos, zilog 8002 etc. Finding Linux after the dreary years of dos, and worse yet Windows 95, 98, Me, XP and now Vista. S/N numbers and "key codes", anti-virus programs and their God-awful pop-ups was a breath of fresh air.
I have not used SUSE so I won't comment, but I have used Red Hat, Fedora, Storm, Debian and even Puppy, but Ubuntu/Kubuntu is the one I have settled on. It works, works, works!!! I can do what I want, not what Bill Gates wants. I don't want to emulate Windows programs. I don't need to. Did you know a lot of Open Source programs are being ported to Windows?
I hope you enjoy paying for your upgrades.
For those who are reading the thread but have no gone to the site, ubuntuguide.org is currenty up to date and supports the latest Ubuntu version. There is even a Kubuntu version of the site now: http://www.kubuntuguide.org/Gutsy
Improved a lot too... the site was getting bogged down in "how to install <my-favorite-app>" entries, where the howto was "sudo apt-get install <my-favorite-app>". Now it actually has useful things that are actually tricky to do or non obvious.
i need some help, im trying to install ubuntu 13 on my dell inspiron 15R, i had backtrack on it before but the file got corupted so i decided to go with ubuntu, when i go to boot from usb it comes up with a blank screen and a little white text line