cheap ubuntu laptop with wireless that works right "out of the box".

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Feb 1 12:57:16 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> On 01/31/2008 01:29 PM, Default User wrote:
>> The Netgear WG511T pcmcia card mentioned worked fine with Ubuntu on the
>> 2004 laptop, but the new laptop does not have a pcmcia slot, just
>> something new, an "express card" slot.  (Can you say "planned
>> obsolescence"?) It seems that many (most? all?) new laptops don't have
>> pcmcia slots anymore. 

Laptops haven't actually had pcmcia slots for years.  They switched from
pcmcia to cardbus - though cardbus slots always accepted pcmcia cards iirc.

I was just shocked to discover, though that pcmcia cards _don't_ fit in
express card slots.  I could have sworn my new HP had promised that the
multi-function express card slot took pcmcia.  Now I have to see if I can
find a cardbus card around here...

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