"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
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