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    Whats the latest

    Been away for a while but planning to set up Windows 7 with latest version of Ubuntu. I was pleasantly surprised reading the installation process to see there's a section for setting up wireless connection. Is there anything in particular to be aware of installing latest Ubuntu on my dell latitude laptop?
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    Re: Whats the latest

    Quote Originally Posted by upthelum View Post
    Is there anything in particular to be aware of installing latest Ubuntu on my dell latitude laptop?
    That being an interim non-LTS release it will be supported for 9 months only (until July 2014), and you will need to upgrade to 14.04 LTS sooner than later.

    If you were/are not planning to upgrade in the near future, you can always install 12.04 LTS, which is supported until April 2017 and with its 4th subrelease (14.04.4) it now boasts an updated kernel (3.11) and X stack.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Whats the latest

    Also 12o4 has a 2D version of Unity that is no longer available in future versions. If your running older equipment, it may work better.

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    Re: Whats the latest

    On the other hand, the software available from the repos on 12.04 is getting a bit old.

    I think you can set up wireless during installation. It still depends on the drivers being available though.

    Quote Originally Posted by upthelum
    Moving from Windows to Linux is like swapping a glider for an F117
    I don't agree. Gliders are far more eco friendly than F117s. They're more elegant too. Windows is clucky and leaves cruft lying around in dirty registries and fragmented file systems. And gliders, like Linux, don't have an autopilot.

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    Re: Whats the latest

    If all else fails, ndiswrapper will install a Windows driver that will make wireless work. Also, a lighter-weight desktop like lubuntu-desktop or xubuntu-desktop will work better than Unity.

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