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[5]: Anyone remember?
by computrius on Tue 24th Oct 2006 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Anyone remember?"
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Yes, there is a lot of information on how to get wireless working if you have a COMMON problem. Something like the author described, such as erratic connection status/strength, I almost guarantee you will find nothing of any use in any forum. Most of what you will find are threads that pose the question of this problem, with no reply.
One thing I have found in these situations is that most of the people in the Linux community that do know something about the problem feel that they are too elite to help a lowly "n00b". The ones that don't simply don't reply. The problems you get help for are the relatively common problems that have relatively easy solutions that don't require much thought or typing.

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