"And most of us take for granted that the OS will include
drivers to handle crucial hardware devices such as graphics cards
and wireless networking controllers.
"For would-be Linux adopters, these and other system
configuration complexities are make-or-break issues. Fortunately,
most potential hassles are easy to overcome with a little know-how.
A few--including the secret to enabling the dazzling Compiz Fusion
3D window manager--reveal the advanced features and customizability
that set Linux apart from Windows and Mac OS X. Though it is
impractical to try to offer a solution to every conceivable
installation snafu in a single article, we will tackle some of the
most common problems that plague newcomers and veteran Ubuntu