I have seen this happend a few times by new users. They are recommended ubuntu. But hey, when they install it, it just bugs out. Nothing works. LINUX SUX they might say.
But... they have not choosen the LTS version. There is always one "developer" version with new features introduced etc. Why this is not called a beta is something I don't understand.
But if you are a new user and you are having this problem, go for the LTS version instead. It may give you a much better experience!