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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."

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