Ed Bott concludes: Windows XP works perfectly; Ubuntu Linux wont connect to my secure wireless network. Its no contest.
Read the attempts on the old computer here
Three weeks ago I reported on my experiences when I tried to install and use Ubuntu Linux. The reaction to that thread was mixed, with a fair number of commenters complaining that the VMWare test bed I chose wasnt typical of what an average PC user would use.
Fair enough. To deal with that criticism, I put together two hardware test beds that are representative of what the world at large is likely to be using.