I have recently moved to using Ubuntu on my laptop. After windows vista descided it was going to crash my whoel system, I wanted to go back to factory settings, but unfortunitly customer support from both Acer and Microsoft were not the best at helping do a simple task like resetting the laptop back to factory settings.
So I downloaded and installed Ubuntu (formatting the HD as the same time) and I did find I needed to re-install some drivers. Most of which Ubuntu had done. The WiFi onw was the only one that I think I needed to do myself, but after playing around in settings I found what I needed. I simply went to SYSTEM > ADMINISTRATION > ADDITIONAL DRIVERS. The OS then located 2 drivers to work with my Wifi adaptor. Was just a simple matter of putting my my WAP key for my router atfer that.
I like Ubuntu, one you get used to it, MS Windows seems a think of the past.