Leaving Ubuntu back to Windows

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 21:53:42 UTC 2010

On 07/03/2010 03:44 PM, rbv wrote:
> On Sunday 04 July 2010 02:27 AM, Wade Smart wrote:
>> rbv wrote:
>>> May be Ubuntu is not for people like me, with very limited or no
>>> knowledge of software technology.
>>> Brasaro has spoiled my DVD RW, all types, Blanking them has left them
>>> unusable again anywhere.
>>> Would not read USBs,  USB mouse hangs every now and then, i have to
>>> unplug and plug again and again in different USB ports, suddenly in one
>>> of them it will work for some time.
>>> Browser crashed often, after the latest update.
>>> Machine makes a lot of grinder noise, when i insert an ordinary movie CD
>>> or DVD to play,
>>> It is its wim and wish, to read or not to read any CD or DVD.
>>> I have been not been able to install my nVidia graphic card, when i
>>> activate it the system would not start. It simply hangs, with a curser
>>> at the right corner of the screen blinking happily forever. I have to
>>> cut the electric supply and retry again to the same effect, forceing to
>>> start with live DVD and reinstall all over, formatting my hard disk. It
>>> is pathetic i cannot use my graphic card.
>>> Lot of Java problems.  NSEindia.com.
>>> I am afraid , the forum is not for people like me, but only for experts
>>> in software.
>>> By paying some money i get a Fit it and Forget it OS in Windows, am i wrong.
>>> I may be asked for details, only to be rediculed, about my lack of
>>> knowledge.
>>> Most of the applications MAY be updated and not supported or certified
>>> by Ubuntu. For Windows, there are any number of Free software for any task.
>>> My children can not play any of the game demos even.
>>> I may be called childish, but for a simpleton like me, do i have a choice.
>>> regards
>> You do have a choice and you are making it.
>> Lets start with this. On 6-25 you posted a email about multiples of
>> items. How about starting with asking 1 question, getting that solved
>> and then asking another.
>> And there are more than one place to ask questions - about how about
>> forums.
>> I dont see anything in your emails about your system. How old is this
>> computer? What hardware do you have?
>> Is Ubuntu for every machine? No. Some machines take work - others, not
>> so much.
>> As for choice: Windows is mandated to a degree and you see no other
>> option but that. This isnt a use this instead of that OS. This is, you
>> have alternatives but you will have to learn about your alternatives
>> before you can use them.
>> Wade
> Intel 965 chipset motherboard
> DDR2 SDRAM 667Mz 2 plus 1 total 3 GB
> Intel Dual Core
> LG DVD writer
> nVidia GeForce 8400 GS
> 80 GB Hitachi hard disk
> This machine was working with Windows Vista 64 bit, earlier, which i 
> totally formatted and installed Ubuntu Karmac, then upgraded to 10.04 
> online through update manager.
> only when so many learned people warned me about Windows phishing and 
> all, i changed to Ubuntu.
> I will be pleased to provide any detail you ask for
> rbv
         Pretty small hard drive. Suggest you get a larger one, say 160 
GB. You can load a 64 bit version of Ubuntu. I think you should start 
with the version 10.04  LiveCD for installing a simple Desktop.

     When it comes up look for problems. Ask for help on ONLY ONE at a 
time. You WILL get help that way :-)

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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