Chromium browser is installed and is horrible, messes up email, I hate it.
Cannot install firefox, failed to retrieve some packages.
tried update and clean commands and trying various commands, but cannot even copy the error messages and search the internet for solutions. tried ctrl shift c and ctrl insert, shift insert.
I just want to use a common clipboard between terminal and other applications. Actually, so does everybody else. That's the whole point of a clipboard.
you see Ubuntu was nagging me to upgrade, so I click upgrade and it failed and left system unbootable, crashes in the first ten seconds.
then I tried to boot Mint from an external hard drive, but it started booting and then changed it's mind and continued booting from the xbmclive cd!?? Believe it or not it booted the XBMCBUNTU live distro but required Mint login credentials! That's linux security in action, an accidental hijacking.
So I re-boot live CD XBMCBUNTU and click install and then select upgrade as opposed to clean install. I got a clean install anyway, old account info ignored, permissions problems all over the place.
now I have repository shambles so many error messages i don't know where to start. I am sick of doing clean installs every couple of months as only repair option for operating systems which fall apart at the seams, and upgrade/updates which render the system useless.
For the past fifteen years I have never had a computer work for more than three months before being forced to start from scratch.
Although i will never run windows again, linux is actually worse in this regard.
I no longer take operating systems seriously, and put any valuable files on external media and am used to booting live cd's because there appears to be no point trying to install an OS with persistence.
Who has time to try out hundreds upon hundreds of linux distros? Who has time to solve all the issues and make a distro usable? I don't.
Who is going to trust that an upgrade script will work? cross one's fingers?
How does one save their account info and files for use with these different distros instead of starting from scratch over and over and over again?
windows or mac or linux : Computers are like an etch-a sketch, all your beautiful work, gone in an instant.