They're right, it's off-topic. But there's likely a local linux user's 
group in your area that would be more than happy to help you out. If 
configuring your wireless card is the only issue, then you're almost 
there and I wouldn't give up quite yet.

Abraham Vionas wrote:
> I've tried something like eight different distributions and the best I've
> had yet was with Suse 9.1.and even then it only correctly detected my
> builtin wireless, for some reason it didn't correctly configure it.  I'm
> close to giving up on Linux again for another year or two, but I thought I'd
> ask and see if anyone else has successfully overcome this challenge already
> and what kind of advice they'd be willing to provide. The problem seems to
> be that regardless what distro I use I'll have to do some manual settings,
> and since I'm a noob the best distro would be the one with the least amount
> of learning curve. I know some of you are BSD fans so I tried FreeBSD but
> couldn't get it to even install. : -(
> 
>  
> 
> Regards, Abe
> 
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