have searched all relevant areas with relevant terms (by my nube assessment) before starting this discussion. The flash seems a common issue, but no ‘simple’ fix that worked. The WiFi seems I am the first, but maybe not, as it is quite terminal these days as far as connecting to the outside world.
Some years ago when I last used Ubuntu, I had a high spec (then) desktop that lacked required resources for smooth video editing. After working through issue after issue I was able to do far more than would ever have been possible on a windows platform, but lack of hardware support meant I could not print or install a TV card. So, when video editing was ended, Ubuntu (and that machine) not touched again.
I do not have the time I did then, nor do I want ‘specialist’ use. I have simply downloaded the stable long term support version and tried to use/install. Part of the reason for engaging here is that Ubuntu should be wiping out other options, but seems obvious to me why it is not. I would love to recommend and help install for others, but need to be confident it will work, completely.