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I've had really good experiences with Kanotix (which I'm running right now on an older laptop), especially with getting wireless to work (it has a graphical utility for Ndiswrapper). It's ...
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    I've had really good experiences with Kanotix (which I'm running right now on an older laptop), especially with getting wireless to work (it has a graphical utility for Ndiswrapper). It's based on Knoppix, which is based on Debian so it uses .deb packages.
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    I've got a Dell Latitude C610 laptop with a Netgear WG511 wireless card. I use Ubuntu, and it works great.

    Previously, I had Xandros on the laptop, but the wireless card didn't work. In my researching of methods to get the card working, I discovered an OS review that said my wg511 worked with ubuntu (right out of the box), so i switched to Ubuntu and i've enjoyed it ever since.

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    Xandros, Ubuntu, Mepis, and Suse 9.3 (what i'm currently running) all work on my Dell Latitude C400 with an internal Atheros Wireless Card. Suse has been my favorite since i constantly switch between 3-4 different wireless networks. it's pretty user friendly i feel. i've only been using linux for a month and a half.
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    Another vote for SuSE 9.3, runs nicely and even fast on my old laptop.

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    I have a dell 9300 working perfectly on Ubuntu 5.10. even the wireless card worked straight up.

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    Hey Mandriva is just it not because I am a user but cos I have used other distros as well. Really it has a wonderful WiFi support cos recently I set up to wireless LAN's for two of my companies clients and it is working perfectly well. Hope its a good advice. If you need the cd's you can source for the newest version that is Mandriva 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkyro
    Fedora Core 3 works perfectly on my girlfriend's laptop
    Mine got a strange issue while testing a knoppix iso: all boots fine but while arriving on KDE she opens a term and realize that the kbd does not work at all: she could not write
    The laptop was a Dell Inspiron 6000. The best before buying a laptop is glancing at tuxmobil or linux-laptop...when u look at those websites u realize that a lot of people got a problem with the intel graphic chip on the dell but not the kbd

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