Was helping my friend make the move to Linux Mint today, and we were at a wifi hotspot because we often spend most of our computing time there anyway
Well, we noticed that the installer warned that it was best to get online before beginning the install process; then we also noticed that his Wifi (Broadcom STA) needed additional drivers.
"No big deal!" I said, as I showed him that his wireless card was correctly detected in the additional drivers dialog, "All we have to do is click Activate and we'll be all set!" he smiled... but then we both did simultaneous grimaces, as we watched while the driver tool tried to download the drivers for his wireless card.
Is this situation unique? I don't think it's as unique as some would believe. Just something to consider.
Yes when I did my install, I plugged directly into my router using a wire, but not everyone has that kind of access.
I think it would be nice if the system would not have to download wireless drivers. it's sort of like having to get online to download modem drivers; if you see my point.
And with all the unused space on the DVD image, I'm sure many drivers could be included.--Jim