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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Morgantown West Virginia
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Smile why i switched back to ubuntu

    I thought i would give windows 7 a try,well everything went good until updates were downloaded, then i had no network connection,or sound.

    my system specs:

    Base processor
    Phenom-9750 (A) 2.4 GHz (95W)

    • 3600 MHz HyperTransport 3.0
    • Socket AM2+

    AMD 780G


    • Manufacturer: MSI
    • HP/Compaq motherboard name: Aspen-GL8E

    Power supply

    • 350W

    ComponentAttributesMemory Installed8 GBMaximum allowed16 GB (4 x 4 GB) (64-bit OS)

    4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) (32-bit OS)

    *Actual available memory may be lessSpeed supportedPC2-6400 MB/secType240 pin, DDR2

    Hard drive

    • 750 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
    • 7200 rpm

    DVD+/-R/RW 16X 12X +/-DL LS 12X RAM SuperMulti SATA drive

    • Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
    • Must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology

    FunctionMaximum speedDVD-RAMUp to 12XDVD-R DL Write OnceUp to 12XDVD+R DL Write OnceUp to 12XDVD+R Write OnceUp to 16XDVD+RW RewritableUp to 8XDVD-R Write OnceUp to 16XDVD-RW RewritableUp to 6XDVD ROM ReadUp to 16XCD-R Write OnceUp to 40XCD-RW RewritableUp to 32XCD-ROM ReadUp to 40X

    802.11 a/b/g/n PCI Express x1 wireless card

    Video Graphics
    GeForce 9500 GS

    • 512 MB GDDR2 memory
    • I/O Ports: HDMI, VGA, dual-link DVI

    High Definition 8-channel audio

    • ALC 888S chipset

    Network (LAN)
    Integrated 10/100/1000 Base-T networking interface

    Memory card reader

    • Contains an Infrared receiver for remote control

    • Supports the following cards:
      • Compact Flash I
      • Compact Flash II
      • IBM Microdrive
      • Secure Digital (SD)
      • mini-SD
      • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
      • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
      • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
      • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
      • Memory Stick
      • Memory Stick Pro
      • Memory Stick Duo
      • Memory Stick Pro Duo
      • SmartMedia
      • xD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

    External I/O ports
    I/O ports on the front panel

    Port typeQuantity15-in-1 (4 slot) with IR Receiver One1394OneUSBTwoHeadphoneOneMicrophoneOne
    I/O ports on the back panel

    Port typeQuantityPS/2 (keyboard, mouse)TwoS/PDIF out (coaxial)OneVGAOne (disabled due to the installation of a graphics card)DVI-DOneUSBFour1394aOneLANOneAudio (side speaker out, rear speaker out, center/subwoofer-out , line-in, line-out, microphone)One Each

    Expansion slots
    Slot typeQuantityPCI Express x16One (None available)PCI Express x1Three (Two available)

    Drive bays
    Bay typeQuantity5.25"Two (One available)3.5"Two (One available)Personal Media DriveOne (One available)Pocket Media DriveOne (One available)


    • nVidia Pure Video

    Keyboard and mouse

    • HP multimedia keyboard
    • Quebec Keyboard Kit (French Canada only)
    • HP PS/2 optical mouse
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    Donald Smouse Jr

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Re: why i switched back to ubuntu

    I still have yet to try Windows7 for myself. I will just give kde4 a go, that should be close enough.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Morgantown West Virginia
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Wink Re: why i switched back to ubuntu

    Trust me save yourself the headache
    Donald Smouse Jr


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