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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Works, plug and play with Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) – 2-Port USB 2.0 PCMCIA Expansion Card for Laptops Reviews

posted by extrospector on 01/26/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Works out of the box with Ubuntu linux: tested with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.
Annoyingly, the card is shipped in shrink-wrapped plastic which can be a bit hard to peel off without a knife/scissors (which you don't want to be weilding around sensitive electronics). Apart from that, it does feel a little "plasticky" where the USB plugs go, but it works well.
Cheap and cheerful way of expanding number of USB ports on an old laptop. Card fits flush with the side of the laptop = nothing sticking out that can break, looks like the USB ports were built in from the start! Nice!


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