"Despite what you might have been led to believe over
the years, most PC hardware you have around your house will work
with many modern Linux distributions without any extra
configuration. In those rare instances where some configuration is
required, working through the configuration process is something
that doesn't take as much study as one might think.
"So which hardware or peripheral devices do most people struggle
with then? Clearly, there must be something here, as most myths are
based in at least some reality, right? Most of the time any issues
to be had are generally experienced with wireless devices,
all-in-one printers, or video cards.
"I have found that the biggest offenders are Windows wireless
cards that are already included in notebook computers. The worst of
the worst would have to be wireless chipsets designed by