Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee's laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends - adware, trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand, installing a different operating system that is a bit more impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed.
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RE[4]: Anyone remember?
by Barnabyh on Tue 24th Oct 2006 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Anyone remember?"
Barnabyh
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2006-02-06

When I last looked Linspire had a hardware database on their website stating all hardware that is supported, with the rest you will obviously take your chances.
There's a *a lot* of material and discussion out there how to get wireless working, and trying something like the Debian mailing list, searching its or other newsgroups archives through Google groups would most definitely turn something up that will work. Forums are great too.
Well I guess the real issue was Korean language support and before plonking down $1,000 + I would rather have tried a few more international/bigger distros like Debian or Fedora where you can expect this sort of thing before giving up. But maybe I'm just tight. Particularly Debian is great with this and apt/synaptic configures everything automatically.
Heads up anyway for a nice try, but sometimes it's worth putting in a bit more time 'cos once it works it works (at least in linux).

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