What would you do if you were in the middle of the desert and you needed to access Google Maps or read some email or YM your boss (I said “what if”, just play along.:P ). Just to make matters worse, you haven’t installed the drivers and software of your phone on your Windows box and (gasp!) you didn’t bring along the driver disc! Well, if you were running Ubuntu, this wouldn’t be a problem. Ubuntu Karmic Koala enables you to connect your phone quickly and easily, no drivers needed. I tested this on Karmic Koala with a Sony Ericsson G502, but the steps should be the same for most phones.
Here are the steps to quickly connect your phone to the internet.