ubuntu 8.10

Posted November 2nd, 2008 at 15:00 by Kaweh

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I downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 a couple of days ago and today finally found the time to burn it to CD to try out the Live CD.

Hugh suggested that Broadcom Wifi might now work in Ubuntu without requiring all the fiddling stuff that has so far kept me from using Linux.

Everything worked fine until, somewhat expectantly, I tried to access the Internet. When I tried to add my wifi network (because it was not detected automatically) the network settings window crashed and needed to be force quit. The second time round it worked alright and allowed me to add the details of a wifi network. However, it did nothing.

I am willing to concede that this may simply be because Ubuntu was not installed, but only running from live CD.

However, I am not going to install Ubuntu unless I can be 100% sure that I can use the Internet without requiring a degree in fiddling.

Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong?

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ubuntu, tried, etc

Posted February 8th, 2008 at 18:34 by Kaweh

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I am tiring of linux at the moment.

Why is it that even with all the great development etc, it still is not as intuitive and userfriendly as Windows?

Yeah, it is safer, and cheaper, but much harder to get started with, which is a big entry barrier.

Anyway, I tried the bootable CD (great feature) and did not like it as much as I thought I might.

I am sticking to Vista for the time being.

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ubuntu (revisited, not)

Posted February 8th, 2008 at 3:37 by Kaweh

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Regarding Hugh’s question if I will try the new version of ubuntu I will have to say no.

I have a new computer that is used mostly for business purposes, and I do not want to experiment with it while everything works exactly as I want it to work.

Should I get my old laptop to do anything more than crash, I will gladly revisit Ubuntu.

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