So I lied...installation didn't go off quite without a hitch. I'd just hooked my wife's laptop directly to our router, foregoing wireless for speed downloading updates and software. When I unhooked the cable this morning and gave the wireless a go, I found that the Broadcom wireless chip was recognized but not functional. I had to run to a meeting, so I didn't dig too hard, but a bit of Googling showed that Broadcom hasn't been overly helpful to the Linux community as they develop drivers.
I could play with ndiswrapper tonight or find some scripts to deal with the wireless issue or I could just find a distro with native support and give my wife something new to play with (she'll love that, Luddite that she is). Looks like Fedora has native support and I've been wanting to give them a spin again. Another project for tonight? The Fedora torrent is downloading as we speak. Might as well take advantage of the WiFi at the conference I'm stuck at today.