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1eyedwillie105.23K Mr.President
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So how many are using ubuntu ? Tell me if you like it and even tell us what you dont like about it.



I'm trying to get a feel as I recently installed it as a second operating system on my computer. Is is stable? Is it easy to install software? Is there annoying pop up's seeing it's free, Please leave me your input.

Thanks.

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SonOfWinds5203 KAT Elite
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I have... or should I say had... Didn't like some of the changes that was done in 11.10 so I changed dist to Mint (well, Ubuntu as well...) But I having problem with the grafic drivers so I don´t use it as much as I would like to... :-/
angelios4758 Uploader
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i'm using it and i prefer it over windows, its very stable and it never crashed for me before.
the only reasone i'm still using windows is because of Photoshop and SonyVegas. but still, some times i use Wine to run them on linux biggrin
Prairi3DoG109.98K KAT Elite
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I'm on Gentoo at this point, but there is no way that I'll let Ubuntu begind, still use it on my Server, motive ? .. Ubuntu is a 50% plus, used as Server Distro, every six months a new release of Ubuntu which is supported by Canonical, for eighteen months, by security updates, patches to critical bugs and minor updates to programs. Versions LTS (Long Term Support), which are released every two years, are supported for five years in desktop and server.
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Spiziked2319 Uploader
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I love it, but I have to use a ethernet cord becuase drivers don't work with my computer.
I don't know how to get em or set em up.
Other than that, it's Great!
SonOfWinds5203 KAT Elite
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I love it, but I have to use a ethernet cord becuase drivers don't work with my computer.
I don't know how to get em or set em up.
Other than that, it's Great!

I remember having the same problem. You can't use your wireless connection? It was something about the drivers... Don't remember now. :-/
Prairi3DoG109.98K KAT Elite
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I love it, but I have to use a ethernet cord becuase drivers don't work with my computer.
I don't know how to get em or set em up.
Other than that, it's Great!

Drivers are a pain time to time, depends on Version that you have installed, and what are the characteristics of your computer..
BTW what are they?

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virpara360 Uploader
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Ubuntu? Oh! I love it.
I use windows XP (you may be laughing, am I right?titter), Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 11.04.
According to me, the best thing about ubuntu is Unity. While running XP I always hit "Super" to open application.
Lens is quite good feature to search content on specific site like KAT with one hit.
I know some of you might have hated Unity.
Edferda763 Uploader
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I like it ALOT! But i am using it from a live USB and i only have like 500mb of persistent storage so cant get alot of apps I also have some issues with my sound card apparently ubuntu is not detecting it but other than that it is amazing maybe in the future I decide to dual boot it with windows 7 or 8.
Prairi3DoG109.98K KAT Elite
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I like it ALOT! But i am using it from a live USB and i only have like 500mb of persistent storage so cant get alot of apps I also have some issues with my sound card apparently ubuntu is not detecting it but other than that it is amazing maybe in the future I decide to dual boot it with windows 7 or 8.

Try to see if system can detect you sound device: Ctrl + Alt + T, in the Terminal type: aplay -l command.
It will show you list of devices that are present, something like this

tony@tony-xxxxxxxxx:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 Analog]
 Subdevices: 1/1
 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC888 Digital [ALC888 Digital]
 Subdevices: 1/1
 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
tony@tony-xxxxxxxxx::~$ 

If not playback hardware devices was detected , you may need manually installation.
You can see what sound card you have by using the lspci command in the Terminal.
You can get more complete results if you run lspci as superuser; enter sudo lspci and type your password. See if an audio controller or audio device is listed—it should have the sound card's make and model number. sudo lspci -v will show a list with more detailed information.
You may be able to find and install drivers for your card by searching the Internet. Otherwise, you can file a bug.
If you can't get drivers for your sound card, you might prefer to buy a new sound card. You can get sound cards that can be installed inside the computer and external USB sound cards.

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staygroovy60 Uploader
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I know some of you might have hated Unity.

Have to admit that there are some things about Unity that are not so nice for people used to having the whole shebang and running lots of different apps.
Considering making the switch to KDE /K-desktop instead.

As far as the original question, ymmv. On some laptops I have installed 11 and it worked straight out of the box. I mean everything, wireless, sleep mode, camera for Skype, sound, everything. On other systems things haven't been so smooth due to proprietary drivers for either Wi-Fi card, graphics, or trackpad. My feeling is that it's probably best on a machine that's a year or two old, because by then all of the kinks have usually been worked out.

But once it's properly set up, it's been rock solid for me as a dual-boot (windows/ubuntu) One thing to watch out for is the GRUB 2.0 menu editing after performing Linux kernel upgrades, you can get locked out if you are not careful with editing the boot menu options to reflect boot from the newest kernel and remove the old ones from the start-up menu.

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