One step forward, two steps back for Ubuntu

I run a triple boot of Ubuntu, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. I am a long time Windows user and decided to give Ubuntu a try. It’s been one pain in the ass after another. This last episode is the last straw. After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), it failed to update my multiboot screen so ended up running part of one version over another. The sound stopped working again and the touchpad died. I finally figured out I was running an older kernel and updated my GRUB menu which promptly killed my boot option for Windows XP and Vista. Now with the new version running, my touchpad was back and the sound worked but it sounded awful. Then it killed my Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 wireless usb adapter. After some searching, I finally found a temporary fix here under post #19.

I run a triple boot of Ubuntu, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. I am a long time Windows user and decided to give Ubuntu a try. It’s been one pain in the ass after another. This last episode is the last straw. After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), it failed to update my multiboot screen so ended up running part of one version over another. The sound stopped working again and the touchpad died. I finally figured out I was running an older kernel and updated my GRUB menu which promptly killed my boot option for Windows XP and Vista. Now with the new version running, my touchpad was back and the sound worked but it sounded awful. Then it killed my Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 wireless usb adapter. After some searching, I finally found a temporary fix here under post #19.

What a pain. I done with this experiment. I don’t have time to search for hours to get sound working every time I update the OS. Linux will never be a challenge to Windows or OSX. Goodbye Ubuntu. I won’t be missing you.

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  • Peter

    Running three OS on the same computer is stupid.
    The Os will only care about itself, and will make updates (changes that can effect the other OS.) It would be better to run the OS in a Virtual Box or not at all. I agree that Ubuntu 9.10 has its share of problems, this is why its not recommended to upgrade to the latest release. I too have problems that in time will be corrected unlike my windows ones. For example, viruses, add-ware, defragmenting, spy-ware, Microsoft tracing you, and of course the crashes from the above.
    The reason I switched to Ubuntu, was because when I turned on (windows 7) it would start to give me advertisements through my speakers (obvious virus that no anti-virus could fix.) Then I was told to spend more money on my anti-virus software, that wasn’t working. Ive had more then enough of windows, and windows 7 that was my last straw.

  • Peter

    Running three OS on the same computer is stupid.
    The Os will only care about itself, and will make updates (changes that can effect the other OS.) It would be better to run the OS in a Virtual Box or not at all. I agree that Ubuntu 9.10 has its share of problems, this is why its not recommended to upgrade to the latest release. I too have problems that in time will be corrected unlike my windows ones. For example, viruses, add-ware, defragmenting, spy-ware, Microsoft tracing you, and of course the crashes from the above.
    The reason I switched to Ubuntu, was because when I turned on (windows 7) it would start to give me advertisements through my speakers (obvious virus that no anti-virus could fix.) Then I was told to spend more money on my anti-virus software, that wasn’t working. Ive had more then enough of windows, and windows 7 that was my last straw.