I'm an unhappy owner of Dell 1720. There's a lot of things that suck about this laptop, but the main one is ipw3459 wireless driver - my Ubuntu 7.10 crashes randomly something like once or twice a day (sometimes I'm able to reboot, sometimes just gotta pull the plug, cause even Raising Skinny Elephants doesn't help).
Anyways, I'm looking for some other distro, preferably a descendant of Debian. Two questions:
* what's the chance that mint will have different drivers (that don't crash)?
* is it possible to dist-upgrade from Ubuntu 7.10?