Hello, as this is my first thread, I would like to introduce myself a little bit. My name is Aaron and I am 16. I am fairly decent with computers, been tinkering with everything I could since I was 12. I know basic computer programming and am pretty well the person people in my family come to when they have a problem with electronics.
Recently, I received a desktop computer from my mom's friend (her son went off to college) and it has ubuntu 10.10 on it. I have never dealt with ubuntu and see this as a possible learning experience for me. The only thing I have successfully done with this computer is remove the old keyring and connect to my wi-fi.
The main problem I wish to deal with is the update manager. I cannot update this computer at all whatsoever. I would like to get the newest version so I can have proper support, but I constantly get an error in the middle of the install that says something about my network connection being bad. I know this is false because, well, I'm on it right now posting this thread.
I would appreciate any help and hope to find this a welcoming community. Thank you.