Got an older laptop -Compaq V3019US. Had been running Win 8 RC but it expired and opted not to pay for the full version. Over the years I've tried to use and like Linux but always get stuck on an issue and give up. I've been a WIndows guy for 20 years, have messed with Linux a bit but it never seems to gel in my mind. Anyway, open to suggestions for Linux. I loaded Mint on the laptop but after 4 days and way too many hours wasted trying to get the wireless connection working I'm about to chuck Linux again. The laptop uses a Broadcom 4311 chipset and it also has BlueTooth capability. Surprise is the BT works flawlessly, but have yet to get WIFI working. I'm just looking for something that will recognize my hardware and run. I know Mint is based on Ubuntu so I see little point in trying that, how about Fedora? From what I've read Broadcom stuff is a major pain for Linux, but so what? It's a known issue -resolve it. It's stuff like this that turns people off. Everyone with an old slow laptop is told how wonderful Linux is, and when it works it is, but crap like this drives people away. I'm willing to put some more time in and try other distros but loading WIN 7 is looking mighty tempting.