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    The "Bye, Ubuntu" thread

    Sorry guys and gals, I'm gave it a shot and I;m going to have to say good bye to Linux and Ubuntu. Without wireless support and an easy way to install programs, this is something that I'm not going to get. I'm a windows user and that's all there is to it.

    I tried, but it just isn't going to work.

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Bye!

    BTW, there are easy ways to install programs if they are in the repositories.

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Sorry but why do people feel the need to announce this?

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMusicAddict
    Sorry but why do people feel the need to announce this?
    It relieves stress, I guess?

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by spacedogg
    Sorry guys and gals, I'm gave it a shot and I;m going to have to say good bye to Linux and Ubuntu. Without wireless support and an easy way to install programs, this is something that I'm not going to get. I'm a windows user and that's all there is to it.

    I tried, but it just isn't going to work.
    Maybe you can try another distro. SUSE has been successful in identifying hardware for me (haven't tried any wireless stuff though). Linspire, Mepis, PCLinuxOS are known for their ease of use. Maybe one of them is better for you.

    Take a look at distrowatch and read a little about the different distributions. Sure, it will take some time, but you will learn a lot on the way (and you will appreciate that later, I promise )

    Anyway, use whatever feels good for you. If using Windows feels better for you, then use Windows. Having a choice is nice, isn't it?
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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    "Why do people feel the need to post this?"

    Well, understand that he's actually doing everyone a favor by listing the reasons the product didn't work for him. Most people use Windows, so for Linux in any variety to have a shot at growth it has to appeal to a Windows-user's expectations. This guy took issue with the lack (or apparent lack) of support for wireless equipment and the installation procedure for additional software. If many other users are also turned off by these issues, it's something for the programming community to try to work on.

    S.W.

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigOldCar
    If many other users are also turned off by these issues, it's something for the programming community to try to work on.
    Except that Ubuntu developers don't haunt the Absolute Beginner Talk forums to see what they should be improving on. And, frankly, the indirect "suggestions" in the original post didn't really suggest anything specific or anything the Ubuntu developers can help.

    A lot of new Ubuntu users want to install stuff outside the repositories, but I wouldn't be surprised if this new user thought it all had to be .tar.gz instead of Synaptic.

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Utter frustration.



    So anyway, I think that Ubuntu, given time, will be right up there with Windows in ease of use.

    Maybe he'll be back.

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLTicklemonster
    So anyway, I think that Ubuntu, given time, will be right up there with Windows in ease of use.
    I think it already is. Too bad you have to install it yourself... maybe that preinstallation thing will be "right up there" with Windows soon.

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    Re: Goodbye Ubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by spacedogg
    Sorry guys and gals, I'm gave it a shot and I;m going to have to say good bye to Linux and Ubuntu. Without wireless support and an easy way to install programs, this is something that I'm not going to get. I'm a windows user and that's all there is to it.

    I tried, but it just isn't going to work.
    Best of luck.
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