Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need – a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.The most recent version, Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), was released on April 19, 2007.
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im new to linux. and i want to install it permanently in my pc. but after i install linux i dont know how to install lan, audio graphic driver etc. pls give me guidelines
Hello all. I tried Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) for about two days. And I am very sorry to say, please do not install it on your work PC. You could give it a try on some old PC that you have, but you sure would not want to install it on your work PC or in your company’s PCs. Reasons: 1. If you want to print something, and your printer is not already in the Ubuntu version, you will spend days to figure out what to do, if ever. I never figured it out. 2. There are even problems using a normal PS/2 mouse. I mean, how could one work without a mouse and a printer?! I realize that it is a free OS and that lots of people put a lot of their effort into it. But hey, this OS is just for geeks, not for REAL END USERS!!!
To day i installed ubuntu 7.04, inially i had problem with internet connection searching some web sits and forums i established connection, but Mozilla had serious problem which closed every 2 page visit, then after updating the OS i got new good ubuntu, but problem is i am not able to view 3D desktop,
system configuration: HP d220 ( branded PC)
Intel X86 pentium 4 processor
integrated intel xtream graphic card ( 64MB) [No extra graphic card]
40GB hard drive
Intel 82845 Mother board ( 845 family)
768MB DDR RAM in two slots 512+256
monitor: Samsung samptron 45Bn
I agree that Ubuntu (and generally all Linux distros) have some compatibility issues with some hardware, but the reason for that is problably that the hardware was designed for Windows and not for Linux. All hardware for PC that comes with a CD with drivers includes the driver for Windows, but only few include the drivers for Linux. So it may take a little longer until everything runs out of the box with Linux, but meanwhile consider that the effort to setup Linux (those days that you say it takes to find all necesarry drivers) is done only once, and after that you end up with a more stable and more secure OS, less vulnerable to virus. It’ll be easier if you have a nearby geek to help you, or even better, if you buy a PC/Laptop with Ubuntu (or the Linux distro of your choice) preinstalled.
Well… I tried using this new ubuntu. But I encounter some serious problems
I’m running a 2.3 GHz Intel Celeron processor with 1GB of RAM and a Intel 82845 motherboard…
But the CPU fan isn’t activating…
it shut down and when I logged on windows xp by using Everest the CPU temperature was on 91*C….. I’m blasting it with a fan and now is down to 50*C. Any problems why:
1- the image was bad (when using live CD)
2- the internal fan isn’t working..,
Any help is appreciated
Maybe I will stick with 6.06 (that version works just fine)
I have recently entered into the Linux/Ubuntu world, out of sheer hatred for Microsoft and Bill Gates I finally had no choice, but to stop using my computer or find another way to use it without Microsoft!
And I had been a die-hard Microsoft fan from the first real computer I bought back in 1992, which was a Packard Bell Legend with a i486DX2-66Mhz processor and a 500MB Hard Drive running Windows for Workgroups 3.11!
And as hard to believe as it is now, that was a top of the line personal computer, when I bought it in ’92 for over $2100.00!! But what I am getting at is that I had been faithful to MS and Gates until this year(2007) when I finally could take no more!
Yes, I had a few problems with Ubuntu finding some hardware, but I have to admit that it was an out-dated hardware which I should have replaced years ago! My brother tossed the Ubuntu disk into his brand new laptop and he had not one problem using the o.s. on his computer! So not everyone has hardware problems when they install Ubuntu!
I haven’t been this excited and pumped up about using and learning about my computer since I got that first p.c. in ’92! I have fallen in love with Ubuntu and their “Humanity to others’, or the “belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”!! I have joined every newsgroup, community, IRC, etc, that I can find to learn more and find out how I can contribute to this great movement!!
And it is worth far more than a little pain of actually having to learn how to work with a computer that you may go though! And if you don’t think so go back to Windows, Bill will gladly suck your pocketbook and soul dry!!
Juan, try going to ubuntuforums.org and posting there. You’ll get help from a great community