Linux and Ubuntu on Laptops & Notebooks

Hugo Do Nascimento hadnas at
Mon Mar 29 12:14:06 BST 2010

Hi Harry

Most hardware manufacturers are outside Australia. It will be difficult to
dialog with them. However, the Australian Ubuntu community could ask
Canonical to take some action in this direction.

On the other hand, Local Internet providers will be easier to deal with, but
you need to have a enterprise supporting Ubuntu in order to backup their
decisions. Is there a Canonical center in Australia? It could provide
commercial support for the providers...


On 29 March 2010 00:47, harry at <harry at> wrote:

> Hi Ubuntu Users,
> The communication between Dave Hall and Chris Taylor made me react to an
> important Linux O/S Laptop/Notebook issue.
> The laptop/notebook market is growing at an extraordinary rate; to convert
> those potential users to a Linux O/S will need all of us to lobby the after
> market hardware manufacturers and internet service providers to pay
> attention in giving support.
> Most Desktops running a Linux O/S connect direct to the internet via a
> straight forward to configure Broadband Cable or ADSL Modem. With other
> devices such as webcams, printers, digital cameras and USB drives it's very
> much the same. However multifunction printers can still be a problem.
> Currently one item most important to the laptop/notebook user is the use of
> a Next "G" wireless broadband modem. Telstra, Virgin and all other providers
> that I know off give no support for Linux at all. There is support for
> wireless broadband modems in some of the implementations of Linux such as
> Ubuntu, however to get a device to actually work is a hit and miss exercise.
> I would like to know on any of you that have experience in getting a Next
> "G" wireless broadband modem to work on Ubuntu.
> Regards,
> Harry Degenaar,
> M: 0401231068
> E: harry at
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