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Subject:  Re: What's the most Linux-ready laptop? Date:  9/26/2012  3:24 PM
Author:  horacekgl Number:  6585 of 6645

Dell wireless adapters are far from standard and have caused me many hours of frustration.

I have a 4 year old Dell laptop that came with WinXP Media Edition, 17 inch screen that works flawlessly with XP and Ubuntu Versions before 10.10. I have a dual boot set up.

Basically after numerous attempts, I can't 'use' any version of Ubuntu (Mint, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, etc) newer than Version 10.04 (Ubuntu and variants are on Version 12.04 about ready to go to 12.10). This is because the wireless adapter driver installed by the newer versions 'breaks' wireless connectivity. So I'm stuck with Version 10 (w