As a Linux enthusiast, I came across an article from ghacks.net where you can tether your Android phone to your Linux laptop. My first experiences in tethering a smart phone to a laptop was with an iPhone before the 3.1.2 firmware upgrade. It definitely works wonders to have internet connections on 3G speeds when you are no where close to a Wi-fi hotspot. I was surprised by its speed. Not too shabby. Anyway, after the jump, the article by Jack Wallen is very useful on this how-to bit.
Tether your Android phone to your Linux laptop