ScottishGirl wrote:However, I have had extremely poor Internet connectivity with Linux. My ADSL connection drops 30-50 times a day.
....but my boyfriend uses Vista and he rarely loses connection.
lagagnon wrote:There is simply no way any Linux distro would be released to final versions if wired Internet connectivity were a problem.
optimize me wrote:I'd say if OP is having connectivity problems in Mint Main, she should uninstall nm-applet and try wicd. Nm-applet has been faulty since Ubuntu 8.1, and nobody seems to care since not everyone has problems with it.
optimize me wrote:I have a post on how to do it. Look for "Solution to wireless connections" or some such title. It's worth a shot...
lagagnon wrote:Yes, good post, but the OP is talking about a wired connection, hence my post.
ScottishGirl wrote:My computer is over four years old and I think that perhaps my b/g wireless LAN is now ancient by computer standards and this might explain my spluttering internet connectivity.
ScottishGirl wrote:OK some of the blinkered comments have really annoyed me. Here is a potted history of my Linux expereince.:
ScottishGirl wrote:However, I need to go back to Windows - for all the above reasons - but also because 90% of regular computer users don't know or care about Linux!
I will check out Linux again in a few years. I hope that some or all of the problems outlined above will have been resolved
ScottishGirl wrote:(1) Ubuntu Hardy Heron worked fine - except I could only connect to the Internet through a wired connection. Also Ubuntu looks and feels old-fashioned.
(2) Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope refused to recognise my Network.
(5)I have a Sony Walkman 8GB Mp3 player and while I can upload music to it I cannot delete any music or upload videos. Also I got a one year free subscription to itunes with the Sony Walkman but I cannot use it because itunes requires you to download and install a program - naturally using .exe files - and Linux won't permit executable files.
(7) I used to be a great fan of Firefox but I think that Firefox has become too temperamental.
However, I need to go back to Windows
majority or computer users and Internet surfers want
OS where all the learning and pain of internet surfing is removed
Oddly, thats exactly what Ubuntu and Mint do. Google is even rolling their own linux distro, ChromeOS, based on the idea that a good linux exactly fits the general consumer's websurf needs.and that is what Windows gives them.
RichardH wrote:I installed it on my Acer Aspire One, now 8 months old and the wireless didn't work.
I also had a Lenovo C3000 N200 which had a Broadcom wireless built in.
Several have tried but you really didn't offer much.
AK Dave wrote:RichardH wrote:I installed it on my Acer Aspire One, now 8 months old and the wireless didn't work.
Blame Acer, and praise Ubuntu for having a wiki with the exact fix to your problem. Ubuntu has to have a whole wiki for you to fix. I've referenced their article multiple times here on this forum to help people fix their Acer Aspire One computers.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOneI also had a Lenovo C3000 N200 which had a Broadcom wireless built in.
Blame Broadcom.Several have tried but you really didn't offer much.
Have you asked?
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