Linuxcare: Dear Lina: A Net Connection is a Net Connection

[ Thanks to Linuxcare for this link.

“Dear Lina:
Like many of your other users, I take my laptop everywhere.
Probably unlike them, I have no idea how to easily configure my
laptop so that I can plug into the Internet everywhere I go.
Are there any tools that can help me manage many network
configurations and to switch between them?…

“Dear Lina:
I have been using RedHat and Linux-Mandrake since I first started
using Linux a couple years ago, but now I’m ready to move on to
Debian. Would this require a reinstall, or can I somehow convert my
current workstation? What would this mean for things like system
runlevels and the filesystem structure?…”