Leaving Ubuntu back to Windows

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at verizon.net
Sat Jul 3 23:56:21 UTC 2010

On 07/03/2010 04:44 PM, 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
> Rbv,  You are not childish or a simpleton.  This can be hard if you 
> are not software savy at least in the beginning. It is worth the 
> starting hassle. Once you get it working you will still be agravated 
> at times as I am.  IF I were you I would buy Windows and get the help 
> to to dual boot system on your computer.  You can fall back to windows 
> when you are trying to get some project done that is temporarley over 
> your head in linux and you don't have time to learn.  As you gain 
> experience you will find you will go back to windows less and less and 
> you will feel alot of pride as you become more proficiant with 
> Ubuntu.   I am 76 years old and learning comes hard at my age. It's 
> not about being smart it's a matter of hanging in there.  In Ubuntu 
> you have the advantage of using every concivable kind of program to do 
> almost anything that can be done on a computer. You have a program 
> that is safe and a program you don't have to buy a virus program for 
> every year.  I have Cinelerra on my computer and I did not pay one red 
> cent for it. though I think I did offer make a small donation.  I 
> guarantee you it will be continually upgraded not become obsolete. I 
> had Premier on Windows it cost a pile of money and a few years ago 
> when I up graded to XP it would no longer work.  Every time I get hot 
> around the colar and even concider going back to Windows I think about 
> that.  Not only that it is a wonderful thing to use software that 
> users have helped to write, many of them  as a hobby.   If were you I 
> would do what I need to do to get done what you need to do, but I 
> would stick with Ubuntu and for that you will be paid back many times 
> over in satisfaction and good service from it.


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