Absolute Beginner Talk
It’s the place to ask questions for users who are new to Linux and/or Ubuntu. Don’t feel ashamed to ask any Ubuntu related question.
If you are unsure whether Ubuntu is right for you then you should definetely read this article by aysiu : http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=63315
Installation and Upgrade Help
Common problems and fixes regarding installing Dapper or upgrading to Dapper are easily found in this forum section.
WARNING / take a look here prior to upgrading and installing! :
Dealing with problems with the Xserver
Having problems with installing or upgrading to Dapper? Here are some fixes
If you have hardware problems or you want to buy new hardware you should look at this forum section. It has for example stickies on hardware (in)compatibility.
Some good information will end up here : http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Main_Page
The official wiki also has some good stuff about hardware (in)compatibility. See :
This is where a lot of (new) users tell about their Ubuntu experiences.
Ofcourse there are lots of other interesting forum sections. I’ll probably talk more about them another time.
I almost forgot because it’s so natural for me : we have a great forum staff and lots of great users who are really helpful!