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Crucial 1GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Laptop Memory Model CT12864X335
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Worked as an upgrade on a Dell Inspiron 8600 (from a measly 256MB). Fantastic improvement without any issues

Cons: The cards are a little pricey, especially when I need to get two of them, but they're worth it.

Other Thoughts: I've always been a fan of Crucial. Haven't been let down yet!

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NETGEAR WPN111NAR RangeMax Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 108Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Inexpensive, and works. Has a very, very long USB extension cable. Tested on both Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10 and works fine.

Cons: Someone else posted a review saying it works on Ubuntu - it does, but not out of the box. You have to use ndiswrapper and the Windows XP drivers to get it to work (as of Ubuntu 9.10). Not a big deal, but most wifi cards work the instant you stick them in, which means in order to set this one up, your Ubuntu computer needs to be connected to the internet already (with Windows, this is a given, but I hate having to do that when using Ubuntu), or have ndiswrapper already installed and the XP drivers in-hand (no CD included, so you have to download them from Netgear's website). Needless hassle.

Also, the blue LED activity light doesn't really show activity. It just flicks on and off. It doesn't flicker quicker or slower as usage changes. The adapter is a little bulky, but most cheap adapters are, and it has a long extension cable, so no big deal.

Other Thoughts: Hard to make any complaints when it's so inexpensive, but it would have been nice if it used a chipset that Ubuntu didn't need ndiswrapper to use. The ENCORE ENUWI-G2 is inexpensive and works without any extra work. However, this card isn't advertising that it works with Linux, so I'm not dinging it too heavily (plus it's cheap!). Just explaining in case someone else wants to see if it will work with Ubuntu or not.

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Rosewill RKV-4UC 4 Port USB Cable KVM, 0.9m Cable Built with Speaker MIC Remote Flip Button - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: A very inexpensive way to attach four computers to one set of keyboard/monitor/mouse. No external power supply needed.

Cons: Lots of wires, which can get tangled and messy, but no biggie.

Other Thoughts: Tested with WinXP and Ubuntu. Just be aware of the delay associated with the computer re-detecting a USB mouse/keyboard, and you're golden

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Display Name: Gregory R.

Date Joined: 06/20/06

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  • First Review: 05/30/07
  • Last Review: 08/24/10
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