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Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on June 30, 2008 03:43 PM
I have been using Ubuntu for just over a year at work and at home. I just switched to Suse11 at home because of the sound and video issues. My requirements at work are pretty basic so 1025x768 is fine and I can live without sound (but why can't I get sound?).

At home however my kids watch videos & play games, so I have a some decent speakers and and NVidia 7600GS video card. The sound issues noted are dead on, either no sound, or sound on one application only (log out if you want to listen to Rhythmbox after watching a video). And video just keeps getting worse and worse. I was afraid to do updates because it kept killing my video card (640x480 in a 19' monitor indeed), and getting the drivers to work again is a exercise in patience. It is hard to be a Linux advocate when you are spending countless hours just trying to make it work.

Happily Suse 11 fixed everything out of the box. I was the easiest OS install I have ever done (windows or Linux), and everything just worked.

I like Ubuntu, and I like the inroads that it has made, but I think I will wait a few more releases before I try it again.


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