Running Fedora Linux on my Latitude Thanks to @JWhitehurst

In April I bought a Dell Latitude and since I was writing for Opensource.com I wanted to run Fedora. It’s not required but I thought it would be nice. I tried hard to find ways to run Fedora with the Broadcom wireless card that came installed in the Latitude. Chagrined that I could not find a good driver I decided to go with Ubuntu on the desktop and live with the Unity interface which I didn’t really like. Fast forward a couple of months and I read a blog post on MyLinuxRig where Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said he too had a Dell and solved the wireless issue with an Intel wireless card. That was great news for me. It’s one of those ideas I just hadn’t thought of. I’m grateful to Jim and that he shared his experience. This week I got an Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 card from Amazon and installed it this afternoon. Then I installed Fedora and now I’ll show up in Raleigh for All Things Open in good shape with my new platform. I’m glad to back on Fedora and Gnome whIch I prefer.

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Social entrepreneur, Educator, Open Source Advocate
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