Joined on 08/02/04
Works with Linux
Pros: I bought the Asus WL-107g card to use on a Compaq Armada laptop running Linux Fedora Core 5. Worked first time out out of the box with the default 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 kernel. Since then, I have upgraded to kernel version 2.6.16 (kernel-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5) and have still had no problems with this card.
Cons: None for this specific card.
Overall Review: You need to be careful buying PCMCIA/Cardbus wireless cards for use with Linux. Not all of the different brands of wireless cards work with Linux. Some of them that you bought yesterday may have worked with Linux with no problems, but the one that you buy today, even though it may be the same brand and model number, may not! Do your research! YMMV.
Very Good High Capacity Disk Drive
Pros: I have install many hard drives of varying brands, sizes and types, and I have had very little trouble with using any of them. This WD 2 TB drive is a good example. It installed and formatted without any problems on my Linux work station and give great performance in it's operation. It is also very quiet!
Cons: None that I can see.
Overall Review: What others have documented regarding the kinds of problems they had with their new disk drives may be related with how they handled them when installing them. This is not to say that some disk drives that are received are not faulty, but that taking some precautions may avoid some of the problems that are encountered. Some of these precautions, and this list is not all inclusive, are: carefully unpack the drive, do not take it out of it's plastic bag until the drive reaches room temperature, mount drive solidly and do not let it get too hot during operation. After a break-in period, it should run just fine for years!