Getting Started With Linux: Fine-Tuning Your Hardware

“On some systems, Ubuntu and other Linux systems will install as
if they they had always been right there on your system. Other
times, there’s a piece missing.
Here’s how to patch up the last piece (or two)
of your system if not everything’s working
right off.

“The Biggie: Get Wi-Fi Working

“You might load in an Ubuntu CD or USB drive and have your Wi-Fi
working right away, as if it was built for this Linux stuff. Or you
might spend an annoying bit of time searching out Windows drivers
and re-jiggering them for Linux use. It’s hard
to tell, but it’s very annoying to encounter
Wi-Fi problems right off—since, you know, you
can’t go online to find a solution, or download
the right fixes.”

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