As a computer science graduate who currently works in Linux support/training/programming I hope I can enlighten some newbies, and get some help from the gurus on the forums.
I just got my black-box definitely-windows-only wireless NIC to work for me, so I feel like a proper l33t h4XX0r. I will of course report the success to the relevant people once I am sure it is all stable and happy.
Avarus is Latin for miser (ie. someone who would spend a month trying to get a network card to function when he can easily afford to just buy a new one).
I am now off to make a sarcastic reply to Fluppi in the previous thread.