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June 11, 2008 2:35 PM Subscribe
Which flavor of Linux is most likely to give the least trouble with hardware installations? See inside...
posted by crapmatic to computers & internet (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've had very limited experience with Linux but I do recall going through some trouble to get a Linksys wireless card working, and through enormous trouble to get WPA drivers for wireless working (in fact I was unsuccessful). I Googled around and found all kinds of voodoo tricks for doing this configuration but none of them worked.
This was, I believe, Ubuntu, and soured me from continuing with Linux, and I went back to Windows for several months. I have a new computer now, though.
Are all Linux flavors like this? If not, which ones will do the best job shielding me from doing fingernail-biting configuration work? I don't mind getting under the hood... I just need a year or two of experience, and I can't get that if half my devices don't work.