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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "I like Ubuntu. With each incarnation I'm seeing improvements and betterments that make the OS better, more robust, more user friendly and more fully-featured. In fact, Ubuntu 8.04 is the first Linux distro that I've come across that I would consider loading onto my notebook to replace Windows. Throughout my testing Ubuntu 8.04 beta has been reliable and performed flawlessly. Bottom line, Hardy Heron is, for me at least, the best Linux distro ever," writes Adrian Kingsley-Hughes.
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Experience with Linux going downhill
by yachp on Mon 24th Mar 2008 12:33 UTC
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I am using ubunto 7.04. Everything works great

When I tried to install 7.10 it trashed my system. But even with the live CD my internet all of a sudden my internet wouldn't work.

I tried suggestions from those I found and none of them worked.

I tried a number of distributions and all of a sudden none of them would recognize my internet connection (with is cable by the way). Previous versions of these distros did.

The only recent distribution that I tried that I could get to work with the internet was Puppy Linux.

I am a little technical but not overly so. I don't know how something goes from working perfectly to not working in a later version. If it worked before it should work afterwards. And I don't want to spend hours (anymore) trying to figure out how to get my computer to work with basic functionality.

I downloaded the beta and It didn't even make it past the boot scripts.

I don't know. My experience with Linux is steadily going downhill.

I may yet give up on Linux altogether.

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sakeniwefu Member since:

I had the same problem. I wonder how many people gave up and went back to Windows or MacOSX because of that bug. I surely did for a time until I solved it.
You must add the noapic flag to your grub. You can do it before the setup starts, at least in Debian and Ubuntu, that will add the flag to your partition afterwards. I wonder why that piece of crap is included by default.

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