In Munich (Germany) they will be distributing Lubuntu CDs in 2014 to try and avoid a glut of computers running Microsoft XP ending up as electronic waste.
Ref: Linux Format magazine issue 174 (Sept 2013) page 7
Many of these computers will be laptops and many will fail because of problems with WIFI.
If we are to promote Linux Mint then we ought to be preparing for this golden opportunity by ensuring that the vast majority of laptops will connect "Out of the box".
I have been unsuccessfully trying to get my "Linux friendly" Lenovo laptop to work with WIFI but with Puppy Linux it connected immediately.
When potential converts try Mint and fail due to WIFI they will just buy another Microsoft or Apple computer.
I hope our wonderfully capable experts can rise to the challenge and produce first class WIFI support in advance of this opportunity.