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Old October 2, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Wireless is always an issue on Linux distros depending on who made the chipset, which is why I only buy laptops with Intel wireless chipsets.
If you want to try out some other distros, you can make the task of putting it on USB stick easier with the installer by Pendrivelinux: Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux
EDIT: Of that list I'd try Linux Mint as they package more wifi drivers and media stuff.

I've also been successful running Windows Vista (a full install) off an external hard drive if Linux isn't working well for you. Note that the external device must be seen as a hard drive and not a "removable storage" device to Windows for this sort of thing to work.
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