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    Quote Originally Posted by mtv View Post
    Oh joy.... another major one on the way.

    If I'd known that sooner, I wouldn't have bothered with this one.
    Get used to it W10 will have a major update every 6 months, the next update will be 1809 to the general public. 18 stands for year and 09 month.

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    I don't know what all the fuss is about, I haven't spent any time trying to update W10, I just let it do what it wants for updates in the background, then it it notifies me of a restart, I select now or remind me later.
    If I'm going to do nothing with the puter I let it go on it's restart to finish updates & when I come back it's all done.
    Takes none of my time at all.
    The recent 1803 update completed last night with no issues I see so far.
    Actually it may have changed for the better & solved some networking issues I had.
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    Windows users will be apprehensive about learning a new OS like Mint and it takes some time to get comfortable with it but the rewards are great. I'm still dual booting Win7 with Mint18.3 only because of a few Windows apps that have no real equivalent in Linux as yet so Windows is only started up maybe once a week or so for those specific tasks as necessary. Mint does have a few quirks but they're minor compared to the Windows experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Should I mention ? 20 minutes from start to finish for a new install. Updates - yeah, they happen but have never caused more trouble than they've solved or forced a restart at an inopportune moment. Come to think of it, I've haven't needed to re-start in nearly 4 months (on ANY of my computers). In fact I am installing an update as I type.
    I am seriously thinking of dong this. Currently writing from an old Acer Aspire 5310, that had Vista!
    It was hopeless.

    The only issue I have is I can not get wifi to work.
    No icon for wifi showing up, and the wifi button seems disabled and the wifi light is not flashing as it should.

    Have not been able to find the driver for it yet.
    I have no issue with Ubuntu 16.04 on an Aspire One ZG, the little one.
    I tried it on the 5310 as well but same issue.

    So yes, maybe it is a good alternative to Win 10.
    And Linix is much faster too.
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    Hi Rawill
    You shouldn't have any issues at all as there's little hardware that doesn't get recognised 'out of the box' in a basic install.
    Laptops can present a few challenges at times with the variety of custom bluetooth, wireless, video, sound etc interfaces but nothing insurmountable and the beauty of a 'live' linux install disk is you can run the OS off the disk first to see what hardware/software/performance issues there may be before you commit to installing it on the HDD.

    For an 'older' laptop I'd be trying a 32 bit version first if your memory is 4GB or less

    ISO downloads here and I'd go for the Cinnamon or Mate version.

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    You need to identify the wifi controller first so execute (in terminal) lspci to see all devices on the internal bus. lsusb will list all usb devices (eg. if you had a wifi USB dongle plugged in).
    And there's lshw (if that function is installed) which will list everything hardware in great detail.

    Equipped with the controller info, go searching in the many linux forums related to your version and you're bound to find a detailed solution.

    EG
    me@me-desktop ~ $ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Controller
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family ME Interface #1
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI Controller #2
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev d0)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev d0)
    00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev d0)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI Controller #1
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family Z97 LPC Controller
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family SATA Controller [AHCI Mode]
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 760] (rev a1)
    01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
    03:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
    04:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042A USB 3.0 Host Controller

    More than enough data there to go hunting for the right driver for any particular device. A laptop wifi controller is almost certain to be an Atheros device.
    Last edited by Skepticist; 04-06-18 at 11:49 PM.

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