Help w/ wireless on Dell Latitude D520

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
Tue Feb 6 00:38:31 UTC 2007

After I showed/told some geeky friends of mine about Linux I made the remark 
that it isn't for the faint of heart.  Yes, there are some bells and whistles 
that that other OS offers to tempt the casual user back, then I think to 
myself, do I really want to give that company more of my hard earned money 
for licenses (after all I gave them thousands already over the years, what a 
racket)....nah, so ends my thoughts.  I'd rather troubleshoot and learn 
something new in the process--just have to make sure my data stays on a 
secondary drive.

On Monday 05 February 2007, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Monday 05 February 2007 10:14 am, Chris Miller wrote:
> > Just because you were talking about never intending to run linux:
> >
> >
> LMAO!!
> (But on a sadder note, what's his Dad going to do when he comes home with a
> box from Wal-Mart, and it won't install?  I've switched several people to
> Linux over the years, and all but two wound up abandoning it over something
> trivial.  One user ran the same box 24/7 for two years without a problem in
> the world, and then she installed Windows on it because she was tired of
> looking at the wallpaper, and couldn't figure out how to install one of
> those .EXE theme packages on it (which was probably just malware anyway.)
> No, I'm not kidding.  ARGH!!!!!!  She called me to ask how to get her
> emails back off the Linux install she had just hosed without even
> consulting me first.  Tough luck, ingrate.)
> --
> D. Michael McIntyre

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