drhowarddrfine - 1:53 pm on Dec 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
What a joke this operating system is.
Except for the desktop, your world runs on Linux/Unix/BSD. Your DVR and router runs Linux. The internet runs on *nix. Netflix runs on FreeBSD. Air traffic control, too, as does your refrigerator (maybe). And on and on.
Linux is a professional operating system and some are trying to make it usable for the average user like Windows. This has not happened yet for many users and technical know-how about the OS is quite helpful.
Linux is also just different and some have problems because they aren't used to how things are done. Sometimes problems occur when a user thinks something works the same as on Windows. (In reality, Windows is usually the outlier in the operating system world.) Reinstalling is a great learning experience :) but it's no different than trying and learning anything new for the first time.
My business runs on FreeBSD with a little Linux on the side so my advice is limited but, from what I hear and what I've seen, you might be more successful with Mint. Mint is built on Ubuntu but is easier on users. I don't know beyond installing it in a VM a few weeks ago.
The only Windows computer we have is an old box stuck in the corner that we only use for Quickbooks and testing web sites in IE. We have to reinstall Windows every year cause it bogs down so badly it becomes unusable. It, too, gets totally unexplained hiccups.
Unless it's a bug, as mentioned above, if printing didn't work on Linux or Ubuntu, then everyone would be having the problem and no one would be using it.