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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For a number of years, many Linux users (myself included) struggled with Wireless on Linux. Simply put, Linux distros didn't always correctly recognize or work with the Wireless hardware on the user's laptop. That has changed in recent years.
Speaking on a panel at the Linux Collaboration Summit this week, Linux Wireless maintainer John Linville said that wireless on Linux has matured.