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sthomper

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    out of the box linux supported laptop/netbook
    OTHER THAN a ASUS/UBUNTU combo linux newbie and not trying or wanting to be an expert i currently have an hp pavillion POC (piece of crap) that i couldnt get a wireless broadcom 802.11 g card to work with a suse/novell 10 distro. i read internet claims about some utility called ndiswrapper and tried it. it seemed to be a ridiculous amount of command line tweaking and crap and didnt work. i doubt it was ligitmate. imo, it shouldnt be that difficult to get a global wireless standard to work with s globally used operating system. are there any out of the box netbooks/laptops currently operating that are fully supported by a linux distribution? i plan to ditch the hp pavillion i have now i dont want asus or ubuntu. i have my reasons. iow, what netbooks/laptops w/wireless are fully supported by the current kernel? if any? not some high priced custom - approx 400 bucks any help appreciated thanks
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    OTHER THAN a ASUS/UBUNTU combo

    linux newbie and not trying or wanting to be an expert

    i currently have an hp pavillion POC (piece of crap) that i couldnt get a wireless broadcom 802.11 g card to work with a suse/novell 10 distro.
    i read internet claims about some utility called ndiswrapper and tried it. it seemed to be a ridiculous amount of command line tweaking and crap and didnt work. i doubt it was ligitmate.

    imo, it shouldnt be that difficult to get a global wireless standard to work with s globally used operating system.

    are there any out of the box netbooks/laptops currently operating that are fully supported by a linux distribution?
    i plan to ditch the hp pavillion i have now
    i dont want asus or ubuntu.
    i have my reasons.

    iow, what netbooks/laptops w/wireless are fully supported by the current kernel? if any?


    not some high priced custom - approx 400 bucks


    any help appreciated


    thanks

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