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Linux, XP, and my old PC

Ed Bott concludes: Windows XP works perfectly; Ubuntu Linux won’t connect to my secure wireless network. It’s 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 wasn’t 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.

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