Hello, my name is Nickman and I live in Florida, I’m new to this forum and I really love all the Ubuntu Mate reviews, I think it’s a very good distro and I will defiantly see about giving ubuntu mate a try due to it’s stability
My Linux journey started in 2015 around there when I first saw Ubuntu advertised in a Consumer Reports magazine, I liked what I saw about ubuntu but I never downloaded it, then I heard about Linux Mint I liked what I saw but same thing, I never did step up to the plate and download.
Then I came across Trisquel and I really liked it due to the fact that I am big on privacy, however same thing, I never downloaded it, the reasons for not downloading the first 3 were because I did not have a big enough flash drive
Then a few months ago I came across Solus (it was posted on the trisquel forum) and I finally got a big enough flash drive to be able to install it, however I ran into an issue with it (Solus Budgie) I could not get past the Examine local storage devices on the installer, and a user believed it was due to two things, The ISO itself was corrupt or I could not get past it due to my wifi broadcom card, I plan on getting a Intel wireless chip to soon to solve that issue, hopefully it can be solved by Solus at some point.
Then a user on the hexchat for Solus suggested ubuntu mate specifically due to it being stable and ease of use and that he believes either wifi broadcom cards work out of the box on ubuntu or there is a workaround, another user suggested monjaro but I’ve seen a lot of people say Arch is not good for the new Linux user (such as myself).
I want to be able to dual-boot Ubuntu Mate with Windows 10 and use Ubuntu Mate for a good period of time say 3 months to get used to Linux, maybe even longer depending on college classes
My questions for the users are
- I have Solus written on the flash drive I bought a Sandisk 32 GB, and I used Rufus to write Solus on it, how do I rewrite the image for Ubuntu Mate to be on the flash drive instead of Solus?
- Does Ubuntu Mate support wifi broadcom cards out of the box, or is there a workaround that I should be aware of?
- Does Ubuntu Mate support a Canon MG 7720 printer?
(I apologize if this post is long I just wanted to space my post out to avoid an enormous wall of text lol), if anyone can answer my questions that would be greatly appreciated