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the drivers are pretty easy to setup. Use www.ubuntuguide.org, ubuntuforums.org, and my n00b post here!

If you try the new beta listed on their website, you will be able to use wubi- It installs ubuntu while you are inside windows. I hear it works pretty wonderfully!
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post #12 of 18
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OK.
Im gonna try ubuntu.
Will it load the correct drivers?
Or will I haver to get them.
Also I use a wireless connection.
Will this be an issue?
depending on what hardware you are using, you should be fine. ubuntu 7.10 x64 picked up every single driver on my hp laptop, all i had to do was turn it on and it would detect and connect wirelessly. It even detected my nvidia gfx card, but i had to tell it to install the proper driver as nvidia has it set up to where it's driver can't be included on a distro, but is free none the less. The only issue i'm having is that I cannot connect my bluetooth mouse via my onboard controller. the mouse is detected, it just won't connect.
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I used Xubuntu for a while...but the thing that appeals to me from linux (open source) made it that much more difficult.
    
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OK.
Im gonna try ubuntu.
Will it load the correct drivers?
Or will I haver to get them.
Also I use a wireless connection.
Will this be an issue?

drivers should load relatively fine, you'll need to get your graphics driver though - that is an ENTIRELY different story though aha.

depends on your wireless setup. it works right away after a clean install for me - using a linksys wusb54gc

you shouldnt have any major problems, give it a try, work your way through it, learn a bit, etc. if the $hit hits the fan, you can always post here and you'll get loads of help.
    
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Sounds gret.
Im using a Linksys wusb54gsc adapter.
As soon as this work unit completes Im installing.
Wish me luck.
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Sounds gret.
Im using a Linksys wusb54gsc adapter.
As soon as this work unit completes Im installing.
Wish me luck.
Hmm... You'll have to use ndiswrapper for that one, and unfortunately it's not known for being great with USB adapters. However, I did see a few success stories on the net when I was poking around so I would not worry too much.

Enjoy, ask a lot, learn a lot, and welcome to the club.
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My vote is for fedora or ubuntu, the most user/noob friendly imo
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Hmm... You'll have to use ndiswrapper for that one, and unfortunately it's not known for being great with USB adapters. However, I did see a few success stories on the net when I was poking around so I would not worry too much.

Enjoy, ask a lot, learn a lot, and welcome to the club.

well my WUSB54GC worked right away in 64bit 7.10. no ndiswrapper or other drivers needed. not sure if this will be the same case with his WUSB54GSC, but only time will tell.
    
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