Re: Nearly ready to give up on Ubuntu for good. Help!
The problem you're going to have using Ubuntu on any laptop is that they come with drivers ONLY for MS Windows already installed.
You have learned a valuable lesson -- when you buy a piece of equipment designed to work with MS Windows, and it doesn't work with Linux, fixing that can involve a lot of time and effort -- and is not always successful. Laptop builders use lots of special hardware to keep the costs down and, in some cases, there are no Linux drivers for that hardware, or if there are, the drivers are not very good.
I've been using both Windows and Ubuntu for a long time -- but -- I give this same advice to everyone: use what works best for you. Since you already have Windows on the laptop and it appears to be working great with all your hardware, then use that.
Yes ... you can try Linux Mint. It comes with more stuff enabled by default and still uses the "old" menu system for the desktop (in Cinnamon) instead of Unity.
Is there any other version of this OS, which has all the features and ease of use that makes Ubuntu so attractive for non-techie users such as myself, but which do not have a reputation for these kinds of problems?
Last edited by Mark Phelps; September 17th, 2013 at 10:37 PM.
Ubuntu 15.04 Mate, Mint 17.1; MS Win 8.1, Win10 TP.
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