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Genericet
November 12th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Ok, I gave it a shot. I am an IT Tech for a small company in PA. I have spent a solid week fooling around with Ubuntu 7 and 6, also Xubuntu. I have yet to make it install on anything. I tried four different machines and it just will not work. I think that the price for XP far makes up for the time one would have to spend to make this OS work.
I am done.
Its official, Ubuntu sux.

Duck2006
November 12th, 2007, 04:26 PM
This may help

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

xyz
November 12th, 2007, 04:27 PM
It's not because it does not work for you that it s....Thousands are using it at this very moment.

What are your specs? What machines, etc?

caravel
November 12th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Ok, I gave it a shot. I am an IT Tech for a small company in PA. I have spent a solid week fooling around with Ubuntu 7 and 6, also Xubuntu. I have yet to make it install on anything. I tried four different machines and it just will not work. I think that the price for XP far makes up for the time one would have to spend to make this OS work.
I am done.
Its official, Ubuntu sux.
No it's official that you couldn't get it to work despite being an "IT Tech".

oilchangeguy
November 12th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Ok, I gave it a shot. I am an IT Tech for a small company in PA. I have spent a solid week fooling around with Ubuntu 7 and 6, also Xubuntu. I have yet to make it install on anything. I tried four different machines and it just will not work. I think that the price for XP far makes up for the time one would have to spend to make this OS work.
I am done.
Its official, Ubuntu sux.

it tech huh? are you sure you know how to properly burn an iso file to cd? what are the specs of these four fine computers you've tried to install ubuntu on? and last but not least, enjoy paying for software. it's attitudes like yours that suck, not the operating system.

xyz
November 12th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Let's try and calm down please and not give mods extra work!!

Genericet
November 12th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Ok, ok, ok. I guess I should have figured that saying Ubuntu sux was going to get me flamed. Let me explain further. I REALLY wanted this to work. I was excited about trying something new after stagnating in the IT field for the past five years. I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator. We all no that a MS certification and 4 bucks will get you a latte at starbucks. I do know computers and I do have patience. The machines I tried it on were two p4's and a p3 and one Core 2 duo. I burned about 12 cd's with three different programs (btw the programs listed on the website to use did not work at all because it could not recognise the burner in my machine). What I am trying to say is that I have waisted to much time on this for it to be worth the price of XP. I got the live disk to run and thought it was neet to finally see it. I just never got it to install on the hard drive. It always choked. I am not sure why anyone would go through this frustration. I would like to try it again when I have time just as a personal challenge to make it work but I can't see why everyone keeps saying what a great piece of software this is. It seems more like a fixer upper oppertunity than a new car.

frodon
November 12th, 2007, 05:01 PM
but I can't see why everyone keeps saying what a great piece of software this is.Because we are so stupid :)

23meg
November 12th, 2007, 05:20 PM
I just never got it to install on the hard drive. It always choked.

Probably a bad burn. Try the following:

Burn at a slower speed
Burn to a different brand of CD
Check the CD for integrity (at the boot menu)



(btw the programs listed on the website to use did not work at all because it could not recognise the burner in my machine)

Maybe you have a problematic burner?

professor fate
November 12th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Ok, I gave it a shot. I am an IT Tech for a small company in PA. I have spent a solid week fooling around with Ubuntu 7 and 6, also Xubuntu. I have yet to make it install on anything. I tried four different machines and it just will not work. I think that the price for XP far makes up for the time one would have to spend to make this OS work.
I am done.
Its official, Ubuntu sux.

Come on man, it's not that bad. Trust me, I've gone through some major poo getting this laptop up and working. Last night I just got my conky file up. :) Walk away from it for a few days then come back to it. Though my experience was challenging, I've had much worse in my previous life as an IT sys eng.

-grubby
November 12th, 2007, 09:26 PM
just because you are an IT tech does not mean anything. This is a completely different OS from Windows so you have to throw (almost) all your windows knowledge out the window because it does not apply here. Have you even tried asking for help?

beast2k
November 13th, 2007, 03:16 AM
Lots of windows users claim to be "IT Techs", networking a room full of windows machines to a server in an office does not make you a "it tech" I think what you mean to say is your a windows tech or windows install person. If you were indeed a "tech" you would not be complaining about ubuntu you would be using it. You will be a real tech when you are equally good at using all operating systems and not just windows.

inversekinetix
November 13th, 2007, 05:20 AM
Nor can you be a called a programmer until you can program every language.
As for Musicians, you must be able to play no less than 323.3212 instruments before you can use your title.

beast2k
November 14th, 2007, 01:25 AM
Nor can you be a called a programmer until you can program every language.
As for Musicians, you must be able to play no less than 323.3212 instruments before you can use your title.

Apples and oranges my friend

inversekinetix
November 14th, 2007, 02:22 AM
Apples and oranges my friend

sure that apple's not a pear and the orange a mandarin?

professor fate
November 14th, 2007, 02:40 AM
No man, it's french fries and tater tots.