Have you tried Ubuntu?
February 23, 2009 8:29am CST
I tried Ubuntu on my laptop. I have a bad experience because I accidentally formatted my computer and after installing Ubuntu, I can't connect to the internet because no driver is found. So, I reformat my computer and change back to Windows XP. I think that Windows XP is still better. Ubuntu is good because of no virus and operate on low resource. The interface is good. The problem is hard to find driver for hardware. Have you tried Ubuntu? What is your idea about it?
28 Feb 09
I also ever have a bad experience when trying to install PCLinuxOS on my PC, all of my data in my hd drive was lost... but that's all is purely my fault, I choose wrong artition to install PCLinuxOS, but I don't want to give up, several month i try and it works... 3 month after that bad day i success installing PCLinuxOS dual boot with WinXP on my PC... So when several month ago i tried to install Ubuntu 8.10, I don't have any problem, even it's easier to install Ubuntu because Ubuntu detect my hdd free space automatically and install them to the free space, so i have dual boot WinXP and Ubuntu... In my opinion, Ubuntu is a great distribution because it's interface is beautiful and have many useful applications...
• United States
26 Feb 09
I loved Ubuntu, but had the same problem you did - I couldn't connect to the internet with it. Part of this was because I was using wireless internet, and it really hated my wireless card (the card had a Broadcom chipset). Ultimately, the lack of a wireless internet connection was unacceptable, and I had to switch to a different flavor of Linux. I switched over to PCLinuxOS, which worked very well for me until the untimely demise of that particular desktop PC (which was unrelated to PCLinux being installed on it). I didn't have any internet connection issues with that distribution of Linux, although I would have liked to keep Ubuntu because it worked a lot better with my Wacom tablet.
• United States
23 Feb 09
Hi, have no idea what is Ubuntu? I am not using anything like that. I use firefox and my computer is Mac, so I have no idea if that Ubuntu you are talking about is compatible with MAC. There are some programs that are not compatible with firefox.