The other day I was adding a wireless dongle to my in laws laptop which has a non working internal wireless LAN. The wireless dongle turned on and could see all the networks around it but couldn’t connect. I thought “aaa Scheiße, now they will stop loving Ubuntu and want to go back to Windblows”. So I restarted the laptop in Windows Vista and found that the dongle didn’t work at all there. so I switch back to Ubuntu and did a quick search. Found out about the bug with this dongle, downloaded the Linux drivers, followed the instructions I found by some guy who had the same problem, a few terminal codes here and few terminal codes there and boom. Everything works.
And I thought to my self.
Scheiße how much I love Linux.
I am sure I could have found the solution in windows just as easily but when I thought about the Linux community and the shared sense of everybody helping everybody for the better of free computer software world just gave me a fuzzy warm feeling in my heart.