Latest Ubuntu release unleashes my laptop

As some of you may know, my house­hold serv­er and my age­ing Com­paq Pres­ario R3230CA laptop both run Ubuntu. Well ima­gine my sur­prise when the latest upgrade to Ubuntu (7.04 Feisty Fawn) activ­ated the dormant WiFi hard­ware. Pre­vi­ous Ubuntu ver­sions didn’t sup­port the Broad­com 802.11g wire­less, but judging from my happy res­ults, the Feisty Fawn release does!

Woot!

I’d been keep­ing Win­dows on the sys­tem to sup­port my WiFi, but now, I can actu­ally nuke it and run this puppy purely on Ubuntu. Sounds like an inter­est­ing exper­i­ment.

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