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

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Feb 1 17:26:33 UTC 2008

On 02/01/2008 04:57 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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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