"With Ubuntu, Canonical has had notable success in convincing
people to switch from other platforms, but potential Ubuntu users
are still running into trouble in several areas. Having spent some
time on Canonical's forums, I've identified 10 points that seem to
be common sticking points for new users--that is, problems that
have the potential to prevent a new user from adopting Ubuntu in
the long term. These problems span the entire Ubuntu experience,
but they all have two things in common: they are all serious enough
to evoke the dreaded 'I tried Linux but it didn't work' excuse, and
they are all solvable.
"Ubuntu is still bad at properly detecting and setting up the
display. Once it's gone wrong, there isn't much you can do from the
GUI setup tool--it either lies about your screen settings or offers
inappropriate screen modes. Anyone for 640x480@52Hz on a 19-inch
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