[conspire] Reality Check: Questions on recommended Wireless PCI and PCMCIA Cards for Ubuntu 7.04

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sat Jul 7 10:12:14 PDT 2007

Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On 7/3/07, K Sandoval <indigo.kai <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> I am getting ready to do fresh installations
> of Ubuntu 7.04
> Right.  My basic recommendation:  Try to implement it on Edgy first.  Feisty
is fresh out of the oven still, and maybe not really done baking.  Just my two
cents.Another suggestion would be to consider trying openSuSE 
> 10.2 .  I have never had problems getting openSUSE to recognize hardware.  Of
course, with openSUSE you don't get the benefit of the whole Debian pool, which
is always a detractor for me, and YAST is not as good an apps installer IMHO as
the Adept package manager, which is what I use under Edgy.  But it sometimes is
nice to have alternatives. 

With all due respect, that's bass-ackwards. Edgy is the worst lemon they've
produced so far. The state of wireless is a perfect example. Trying to get _any_
wireless card to work acceptably under Edgy is absolutely a waste of time that
will inevitably end in an upgrade to Feisty. Save yourself this and other
troubles, and start with Feisty if you can't wait. Otherwise, I doubt it'll be
possible for you to go wrong with Gutsy Gibbon (7.10).

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