[ILUG] Slightly OT - Linux PPC CD's or DVD's
martin at list-petersen.net
Wed Oct 20 03:31:16 IST 2004
On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 02:14, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Conall O'Brien (conall+ilug at conall.net):
> > Not all of us have the luxury of checking every piece of hardware we get
> > for 100% Linux compatability and reliability. Sometimes Windows users
> > are in control of the purchase orders...
> I'll note that 100% Linux compatibility and reliability is not
> necessarily a showstopper: My 1998 Sony VAIO PCG-505TX _still_ has an
> undocumented Firewire port, but it's easily ignored.
> Very recent iBooks' inclusion of an "Airport Extreme" (Broadcom) wireless
> chipset, so someone stuck in that boat would need, for now, to get a USB
> wireless device (because Broadcom is being a great git about it). But
> that's about it.
Not really. Buy a Atheros based (a/b/g) MiniPCI card of
http://www.staros.com $59, which is perfectly Linux compatible, with
native drivers (backup plan http://www.wisp-router.com, where you also
can get a 802.11b 200mW Prism based MiniPCI) and you should have all the
wireless you need. No need to drag around a USB thingy.
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