...and then edit the file '/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf' and add the line, at the end: blacklist ndiswrapper
...and then edit (create if not there) the file '/etc/pm/config.d/modules', and add the line: SUSPEND_MODULES="b43 bcma"
In the installer, I chose to have my entire home directory encrypted. If you do so, nobody can read your personal files without your password. Be sure to store the passphrase securely somewhere. If you lose the piece of paper with the passphrase and still have access to your laptop, use "$ ecryptfs-unwrap-passhrase" to print it (will ask for the 'passphrase' but it means your password).
There are a number of modifications you may want to do:
... which will enable skype to appear in the dock and in the alt+tab application switching overlay screen.