Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

  • "Security" is the number one issue holding business leaders back from the cloud. But does the reality match the perception? Keeping data close to home,...
    Download

  • If you need new tools and tricks to make your meetings profitable and productive, then 5 Tips in 5 Minutes: A Quick Guide for More Profitable Sales Meetings...
    Download

More on LinuxToday


Groklaw: Three Ubuntu Books, reviewed by Groklaw's luvr

Dec 31, 2006, 08:00 (7 Talkback[s])

"These days, Linux has come a long way, and it has become far more visually attractive, as well as much easier to install. The ease of installation became apparent to me when I booted an Ubuntu Live CD on a computer that had a wireless networking PCI card as its only networking interface; it had taken me great pains to get the networking interface to work under Windows XP (I had to install a driver that Windows considered "possibly incompatible with your hardware" -and that I cannot possibly remember how I found it-in order to get it up and running). Naturally, I assumed that, if even Windows XP had great trouble with the card, then, surely with Linux, it would be next to impossible to use.

"Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Ubuntu had not only correctly identified the hardware, but even installed working drivers for it-all without any help from me! To get it connected, I only had to specify my network name and my WEP key, and off I went."

Complete Story

Related Stories: