@palm - mine is probably Debian. I think I used debian the longest with a single install before curiosity won over. It's just great. Pure gnome 2, simple apps, stable as all get out. I also really like the idea and philosophy behind Arch, but without having a reliable internet connection, it just isn't too practical for me all the time.
Originally Posted by Dngrsone
Yes. It uses WPA-Enterprise, EAP, as I recall... the Linux network manager wants a certificate, I think that is where the problem is; but it'd the college won't provide me with a cert...
Just from the settings you've listed, I'd bet it's either Kerberos or Radius...
It almost sounds like the tech didn't understand what you wanted (or doesn't understand PKI). You may be able to get the cert from the win8 box though? I'm not really sure - it isn't something I've tried.
and @nick - man, you are always having problems with ubuntu
on my end, I'm hoping to install crouton (a special chroot environment) on my chromebook one of these days - next time I get to a place with some fast internet. If I've read the documentation properly (which I probably didn't) I should be able to get a few instances (even with GUIs) up and running - all from within chromeos. I'd like to get a working arch instance up on an SD card along with Kali.