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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
3 years ago#1
Few years ago I was really into Linux, and used the hell out Ubuntu at the time. Ubuntu blows right now so, I was going to check out a distro, to see if I could get proper Wlan support because my Wireless Adapter has compatibility issues with Linux (r8712u afaik).

What are your suggestions? Not Arch because that's as un-user friendly as you can get.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#2
Did you try the wrapper that allows it to use windows drivers?


Anyways.

My favorite Ubuntu based are Mint and Zorin.
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User Info: Worknofun370

Worknofun370
3 years ago#3
Arch isn't that difficult, and there are without question distros that are much more user un-friendly. BUT it's probably not the right choice for this situation.

Something like Mint or Fedora Core would be your best bet.

Also, ndiswrapper is likely the wrapper program he's talking about. If your NIC doesn't have linux native drivers you'll probably have to use that, and then hope it doesn't suck.

User Info: a_Wizards_Baker

a_Wizards_Baker
3 years ago#4
Mint.

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
3 years ago#5
Worknofun370 posted...


Also, ndiswrapper is likely the wrapper program he's talking about. If your NIC doesn't have linux native drivers you'll probably have to use that, and then hope it doesn't suck.


Yeah thats the one, thanks
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User Info: Chetyre

Chetyre
3 years ago#6
gentoo, since you the want the best distro ever, arch
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#7
I'm going to channel the olden days and suggest Mageia.
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User Info: Digital Storm

Digital Storm
3 years ago#8
I've used Gentoo for the last ten or so years but it's not for everyone.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#9
To be fair, you've been waiting on KDE to compile for five of those. =P
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
3 years ago#10
Orestes417 posted...
I'm going to channel the olden days and suggest Mageia.


Hey look one I might actually use that doesn't require you to manually configure the entire Operating System like it's the 80s.
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