[Gllug] desktop distro with "will just work" 54g support

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Sun Jul 9 15:50:13 UTC 2006

On Sun, Jul 09, 2006 at 04:44:26PM +0100, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> Christopher Hunter wrote:
> >My first suggestion would be either Ubuntu or Kubuntu.  I've had great 
> >success with installs of these on notebooks.
> >  
> Neither support his laptop's 54g NIC out of the box.  If it doesn't Just 
> Work[tm], then he's likely to just stick to Windows.

You might like to point out that the vast majority of modern hardware
doesn't "Just Work[tm]" on windows either!

Challenge him to take a vanilla XP CD and install it by way of a
comparision. I'd be willing to bed he'd need drivers from 3rd party vendors
for at least the bluetooth (if available), video, wireless and possibly
other bits and bobs.

So pulling the "it works on windows" card doesn't wash with me.

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