Author: Steve Language: text
Description: Can't quite make the switch! Timestamp: 2013-06-02 16:00:48 +0000
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  1.  have been a Linux user, on and off, since ubuntu 6.04 and I REALLY want to switch permanently away from M$ but every single distro lets me down one way or another. I was a fan of Mint when it began but left after Gloria and turned my back on linux for several years.
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  3. There is no one reason for this other than there is ALWAYS something that lets me down with any distro I choose. In the past it has been the hours of time trying to get wireless drivers working or video drivers, or wireless keyboards and mice.
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  5. I thought that this time, with mint 15 (and 14), I was ready to make the permanent switch, and also set my family's computers up on linux too but, after 3 days I have found the issue which is the show-stopper for me - iTunes.
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  7. I have an iPhone (don't hate me for that) and so do most members of my extended family. I am willing to give up using iTunes in favour of a different music player BUT i cant as nothing I have tried can access the music on my phone, not to mention backing up the apps. I thought Banshee was going to be my saviour when I saw the phone pop up in the side bar but only 16 of the 200 songs could be found. I simply cannot understand why the others are not showing. Because of this I can not backup my music, not to mention apps, and as for photos - the image managers show EVERY picture file on the phone, including every album picture etc.
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  9. The only advice I get is "get a different music player" but that is not good enough. I can't tell my entire family that if they want Linux (which I love, don't get me wrong) then they will need to bin the phones that they spent 500 on. Am I being silly and not spotting an obvious fix in Banshee to see all of my music. Any advice will be much appreciated.
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  11. Another issue I am having is that my internet connection (while it says it is connected) often hangs on pages in both Firefox and Chromium. (ath5k chipset)
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  13. Sorry to have gone on but it is very frustrating to have an OS that you really want to love, but something always lets you down. I really don't want to go back to windows but I will not be dual booting as it drives the wife nuts and we both want Linux to be our only OS. Is there any way that this can still happen?
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