I am absolutely new to Ubuntu but my initial experience has been very disappointing.
1. Took several attempts to install on my 32 bit laptop. (worked fine on windows 7). Kept hanging part way through installation. (Yes, I am using the 32 bit version of Ubuntu)
2. Once i finally got a clean install it usually takes two or three attempts to boot properly. Either hangs or boots with no mouse or keyboard support.
3. Once I do get it to boot I notice that the implementation of Firefox is very poor (displays websites improperly that windows firefox and android firefox display just fine) Chrome is better but stilll not perfect
4. Thunderbird strips attachments from my e-mails and replaces them with winmail.dat (I last saw this phenomena years ago!)
If i did not know better I would assume that either the software was in beta or that Ubuntu really was not ready for prime time. But everything I read tells me that lots of people do use it for serious work so I am assuming I have done something wrong along the way.
Any advice for a newbie would b appreciated.