> -----Original Message-----
> From: John P. Looney [mailto:jplooney-ilug at online.ie]
>>> On Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 10:53:20AM -0000, Paul Linehan mentioned:
> > > Also, any URLs/references about the pros and cons
> > > of purchasing a machine that is Linux compatible?
> > > Winmodems to be avoided of course - what other issues
> > > are there?
> > > What about USB?
> > I really am quite a newbie to the hardware scene -
> > I normally just get given a machine and am told to
> > get on with it!
>> There aren't many issues these days. USB could be a problem
> - only the
> 2.3.x kernel supports it at the moment, so if you had USB devices you
> would have to start reading a lot of documentation to get the
> 2.3.x kernel
> working properly, and with USB. Does that scare you ?
Bzzt.. wrong... 2.2.10+ support it. You have to turn on the source usb line
but it works. However, none of the current dists support it on install.. (I
have a USB keyboard and mouse,
and it's vaguely annoying me... I'll update linux-mandrake 7 this evening
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