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I have a new Laptop on which I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (dual boot with preinstalled Windows 7) since about a month. However there are three consistent problems that I have not been able to get rid of, no matter where I look on the internet. The primary reason is that it is difficult to explain and diagnose such problems when one of many things might be the issue.

Since I am sadly not an expert (yet), I would like to have some linux junkie have a look at my system and fix my problems. The problem is, I do not have a Linux Users Group that is active in my vicinity. I hardly know any expert. So are there such services or people that look into such problems at affordable rates? (My problems are: this, this (which regularly occurs now) and a slow + erratic wifi connection which becomes smooth and fast in Win7)

Or is it in the spirit of Linux to find a problem, learn about it, and fix it?

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There is canonical at $105/desktop, which is decent, but I think they're targeted to businesses. –  yayu Aug 19 '11 at 15:16
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I found Canonical's Ubuntu Desktop Service useful last year. Friendly, prompt response.

http://www.ubuntu.com/business/services/desktop

Currently $105/ year

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This might be the one for me. What kind of problems did you face and were they completely solved? –  yayu Aug 19 '11 at 15:34
    
We traced a bug, confirmed it was documented (HDMI out not supported on an old Dell netbook). I discontinued after a year, because I have 7 machines running Ubuntu, and while their service was friendly and knowledgeable, and their web tool for managing systems was really nice (landscape.canonical.com ), the cost was prohibitive for me for multiple machine support. This may have changed. –  gare Aug 19 '11 at 15:56
    
gare, one more question. what level of expertise does canonical expect of you? –  yayu Aug 20 '11 at 2:02
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